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Section 377 Verdict Live Updates: "History Owes Apology To LGBT," Says Supreme Court
Sep 07, 2018 00:26:40 (IST)
Gujarat 'gay prince' hails Supreme Court verdict, calls it 'true independence'

The scion of the erstwhile princely Rajpipla state, Manvendrasinh Gohil, on Thursday said the Supreme Court order decriminalising a part of IPC section 377, related to consensual unnatural sex, had given him "true independence" 71 years after the country attained freedom.

Mr Gohil had made his sexual orientation public some years ago and has been working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community through his Lakshya Trust, earning the sobriquet "gay prince" from a large number of admirers.

"After 71 years of Independence, this verdict has set us free. This is really a day of true independence for me and the members of my community," Mr Gohil told reporters in Vadodara, about 115 kilometres from here.

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