Expect to be treated to a rainbow of colours if you open Twitter today, for everybody is celebrating the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality. Gay consensual sex is no longer a crime in India, five Supreme Court judges today ruled in a consensus judgement, partially striking down the controversial Section 377.
The historic decision has led to thousands of tweets celebrating the judgement. While many are praising the Supreme Court, others are congratulating the LGBT community in India. In fact, at the time of writing this, the top six trending hashtags in India were all related to the Section 377 verdict.
With some funny and some heartfelt tweets, here is a gist of how the Internet is celebrating:
He+He is not Hehe anymore. Congrats India. #Section377- Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 6, 2018
Hello frenzz. Supreme Court wrote poetry today.- Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) September 6, 2018
and popular morality
dictate constitutional rights.
We have to vanquish prejudice
Love is love... Der aaye pr Durust aaye pic.twitter.com/iHthuuJ9YZ- kanishk rathore (@kanishkrathore9) September 6, 2018
Section 377, which is part of an 1861 British-era law, bans "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" -- which was interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. The Supreme Court today overruled its own 2013 decision and partially struck down Section 377, calling the ban "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary."
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