Gay Rights

  • Jennifer Lopez to be awarded by gay rights organisation 25-03-2014 06:55 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be given the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. The honour is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community". One of the reasons...
  • US Justice Department to expand rights of gay married couples 10-02-2014 10:10 AM

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced widespread changes within the US Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. The changes, unveiled by Holder in a speech to a gay rights...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-01-2014 10:44 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • SC rejects review plea: Battle for gay rights faces uncertain future? 28-01-2014 09:54 PM

    In another setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex. The court dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict. ...
  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition 28-01-2014 08:36 PM

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • Sec 377: SC rejects plea against criminalising gay sex 28-01-2014 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Seeking a stay on the operation...
  • Section 377: SC to take up pleas seeking review of verdict today 28-01-2014 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday take up petitions filed by Centre and rights activists seeking review of its verdict declaring gay sex an offence punishable up to life imprisonment. A bench of justices HL Dattu and SJ Mukhopadhaya will take up the petition in chamber to decide...
  • Comments by some ministers on Section 377 not in good taste: SC 03-01-2014 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken exception to the statements made by Cabinet ministers against the recent ruling on Section 377. The apex court on Friday said that some of the statements are not in good taste. While it has refused to pass any order against the ministers, it...
  • The Last Word: Does focus on rape laws, gay rights, AAP show 2013 as a year of people's power? 24-12-2013 10:14 PM

    The year 2013 has seen a rise in people's participation in various issues ranging from strong rape laws to the recent protest against the Supreme Court order on Section 377. The year also witnessed the infamous IPL spot fixing scandal. People's anger against the government even led to the emergence...
  • Protest at Jantar Mandar against SC verdict ruling gay sex illegal 15-12-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and passed a ruling making gay sex illegal, LGBT community erupted in protests across the country. On Sunday, protests are being held at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. Several activists have gathered at the venue...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-12-2013 11:36 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Government likely to challenge SC order on Section 377 12-12-2013 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has stepped up attack on the Supreme Court over a ruling which reversed the high court verdict decriminalising consensual gay sex. With both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also showing concern over the verdict, indications are rife that the government may be mulling either a review...
  • Sec 377 not about Indian culture, was brought by the British: Onir 12-12-2013 03:27 PM

    Filmmaker Onir, known for his film 'My Brother Nikhil' reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld Section 377 criminalising homosexuality. ...
  • Technically SC order on Section 377 right: Legal experts 12-12-2013 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 has led to a nationwide debate over its relevance in today's modern world. Gay rights activists, social activists and even top politicians including Congress President Sonia Gandhi have expressed their unhappiness over the judgement, which makes homosexual relationship a crime. Perhaps,...
  • Parliamentarians not hopeful of timely passage of Sec 377 amendment 12-12-2013 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: Gay sex in India is illegal again as the Supreme Court set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement and put the onus on Parliament again. It now remains to be seen as to how long Parliament takes to make amendments to Section 377 to decriminalise homosexuality. Parliamentarians...
  • US opposes Section 377, says against criminalising homosexuality 12-12-2013 07:15 AM

    Washington: Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court verdict which ruled that gay sex is illegal, the US has said that it is opposed to any action that criminalise consensual same sex between two adults. "We oppose any action that criminalises consensual same-sex conduct between adults. LGBT rights are human...
  • Is SC ruling on section 377 a step backwards? 12-12-2013 12:26 AM

    In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is...
  • Is the Supreme Court verdict on gay rights regressive? 12-12-2013 12:19 AM

    Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-12-2013 11:20 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Religious groups hail SC verdict on gay sex, LGBTs outraged 11-12-2013 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. The Coalition for Sex...
  • The fight for gay rights is our fight, India

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's not just gay people who are angry and distressed and anguished, not just the LGBT community which feels the blow of the Supreme Court...

  • Every civil right movement takes steps backwards: Author of Gaysia 11-12-2013 10:21 PM

    Journalist and Australia-based writer Benjamin Law weighs in on the Supreme Court judgement on Sec 377. The author of 'Gaysia' had travelled through India and Asia and written about the gay community's journey and travails across the region. Here is an email Q&A with IBNLive: IBNLive: From your perspective having...
  • The Last Word: Has SC made a mistake reversing Delhi HC ruling on homosexuality? 11-12-2013 10:12 PM

    Upholding Indian Penal Code Section 377 and setting aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a ruling making gay sex illegal. While the decision invoked angry reactions from the LGBT community, religious groups hailed the verdict. ...
  • Gay sex illegal in India again: Full text of the SC judgemnet 11-12-2013 07:48 PM

    The Supreme Court of India today has upheld the draconian law which makes gay sex illegal. Many have reacted with disbelief and disappointment. Read the full text of the judgement here: REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.10972 OF 2013 (Arising out of SLP...
  • Shock, anger among LGBTs as SC rules gay sex illegal 11-12-2013 06:37 PM

    There was shock, anger and disappointment among the LGBT community across India as the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The apex court judgment has gone in favour of religious groups who had contested the earlier verdict. ...
  • Sec 377 debate: Tomorrow they'll talk of sex with animals, says Ramdev 11-12-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the LGBT community expressed anger over the the Supreme Court ruling upholding Section 377, yoga guru Ramdev welcomed the judgement saying it respects the sentiments of religious communities of India. He went on to say that this way people will talk having sex with animals too....
  • LGBT community outraged as SC rules gay sex illegal, upholds Sec 377 11-12-2013 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: A 'black day' is how the LGBT community across India described this Wednesday as the Supreme court upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. The gay community is highly disappointed with the apex court's judgement and is up in arms saying...
  • India talks: 'Order on Section 377 takes the country backwards' 11-12-2013 01:56 PM

    The gay community across India is disappointed with the Supreme Court order upholding Section 377. Watch some reactions from Bangalore on the court ruling homosexuality illegal. ...
  • JDU says SC order on Section 377 not right 11-12-2013 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari spoke against the Supreme Court order criminalising gay sex by overruling a Delhi High Court order that the set aside Indian Penal Code Section 377. "I don't support the Supreme Court decision. I think the Delhi High Court...