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Abrogation of Section 377: Law can only change law, not behaviour of people

It will take decades before we can actually eradicate the stigma of being gay or transgender, as a homophobic population will continue to judge and discriminate

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Lgbtq  |  Mental Health  |  Mental Illness

Sonal Mehta 

Section 377, LGBTQ
LGBTQ community people celebrate the Supreme Court verdict on 377

On September 6, India saw victory of law and love. The five bench Supreme Court unanimously passed an order on IPC Section 377, making the country really free for everyone – including gays and for the first time since 1861. India has become a better country since then. Many trans and homo children, both girls and boys, have been violated within families and their parents have long lived in constant fear of their children being considered criminal. The Supreme Court ruling will give solace to them.

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First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 11:16 IST
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