"The top court's judgment upholding validity of Section 377 appears to hurt the sexual preferences of individuals", said the three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. The petition has also alleged an issue bias by the court against the LGBTcommunity through its references such as "the so-called rights of LGBT persons" in its 2013 judgment.
The Supreme Court on Monday chose to review the contentious Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, five years after its two-judge bench set aside a Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality.
In 2013, a two-judge bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and S.J. Mukhopadaya had ruled that Section 377 of the IPC was illegal, overturning a judgment of a three-judge bench of the Delhi high court which had decriminalised gay sex. But, with the apex court deciding to revisit its decision on Monday, there is a renewed hope among the members of the LGBT community.
Section 377 of IPC, came into force in 1862 - defines unnatural offences.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a legal battle over a MS law that allows state employees and private businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on religious objections.
The controversial Section 377 bans the sexual activities that are "against the order of nature".
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision that criminalises consensual sex between same sex adults and referred the matter to a larger bench, a victory for equal rights campaigners. The petitioners had told the court they were living in constant fear of police action due to their sexual orientation. "We are asking for constitutional rights given to any citizen in the country", said Koninika Roy from the Humsafar Trust that works with LGBT community. The law lists numerous actions that people with these beliefs can take without facing legal action. A promising sign, the Court also asked the government to respond to a petition from five LGBTQ people who said they live in fear of police due to their identities.
He said the law's only goal was guaranteeing "that Mississippians don't live in fear of losing their careers or their businesses simply for affirming marriage as a husband-wife union".
In the April 2014 verdict, hailed by gender rights activists, the apex court directed the government to declare transgenders a "third gender" along with male and female. It also asked to include them in the OBC quota. "We think it appropriate to send this issue to a larger bench", they said.
Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot is worth at least $445 million and is the fourth-largest in the history of the game. The news outlet reports that the longer odds have not refrained people from purchasing tickets - but quite the opposite.
Gruden reportedly is set to strike a deal for 10 years and $100 million to be the Raiders' next head coach , ESPN reported Friday. Fellow Oakland coach Steve Kerr said he was thrilled for Gruden, but also noted that it was a lot more than he is making .
The second-team All-Pro caught a pass over the middle and was going to the ground when Cyprien tried to lay a shoulder into him. For the second year in a row, the Titans held the Chiefs offense to zero points scored in the second half of a game.
Police said that they were driving towards Karnal in Haryana after the birthday celebrations of one of the occupants of the auto . The police are investigating if it is a case of drunken driving since some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle.
Police have cordoned off an area outside the entrance to the metro station Varby Gard, and are investigating the incident. The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed.
Authorities found the plane, but officials said they could not get the pilot to respond. "I was just devastated. Kinsinger likely suffered from hypoxia, when the brain is deprived of oxygen, while flying the plane.
A buckled highway just outside of Napa, California, after quake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. In fact, the 150th anniversary is coming up, we think that natural disaster was a magnitude 6.8 or so,"Knudson said".
The 2017 Rams showed what a difference a coach can make. "That's not something I worry about or think about too much", he said. In an on-field interview after the game, Matt Ryan laughed when asked how the game had compared to the Falcons' hard season.
Carson then made a flying save to keep out a Pogba free kick in the final stages of the first period, which finished goalless. The 32-year-old stopper had previously denied a Juan Mata free-kick and was having a fine, but busy half.
Brad Pitt outbid on GoT screening
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CES 2018: Acer Chromebook 11 With USB-C Port Launched
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Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul
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Conte blames Morata misses on bad luck
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Tesla says its Model 3 production nightmare is almost over
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