Homosexuality

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 28, 2014

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

    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 January 28, 2014

    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. ...
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing and said "my first feeling was deep sadness about the LGBT community." ...
  • The Last Word: Is BJP not in sync with India on Section 377? December 16, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally made its stand clear on Section 377 and has come out strongly in support of Section 377. The party chief Rajnath Singh said we will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported....
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 12, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Are our MPs scared to pass a legislation to decriminalise homosexuality? December 12, 2013

    The Centre is likely to go for a review petition or curative petition over the Supreme Court order which upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and criminalised gay sex. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal have come out against the Supreme...
  • Sec 377 not about Indian culture, was brought by the British: Onir December 12, 2013

    Filmmaker Onir, known for his film 'My Brother Nikhil' reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld Section 377 criminalising homosexuality. ...
  • Is SC ruling on section 377 a step backwards? December 12, 2013

    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? December 12, 2013

    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 December 12, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • The Last Word: Has SC made a mistake reversing Delhi HC ruling on homosexuality? December 11, 2013

    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. ...
  • Shock, anger among LGBTs as SC rules gay sex illegal December 11, 2013

    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. ...
  • India talks: 'Order on Section 377 takes the country backwards' December 11, 2013

    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. ...
  • Azad's comment on homosexuality a gaffe or bias? July 5, 2011

    CNN-IBN talks to activists over Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment, 'Homosexuality is unnatural.' ...
  • Parents of gay kids come out in their support February 10, 2011

    They have asked the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that decriminalized homosexuality in 2009. ...
  • Mystery surrounds gay professor's death April 8, 2010

    Mystery continues to surround the death of gay Aligarh Muslim University Professor Ramchandra Siras who was suspended by the Aligarh Muslim University after he was videotaped having consensual sex with another man. The cause of death is still unknown. The professor was found dead just four days after the Allahabad...
  • Gay professor divides AMU campus, sparks row February 22, 2010

    Prestigious educational institute Aligarh Muslim University caught in controversy for the recent sacking of a senior faculty member on charges of homosexuality. ...
  • Watch: First gay couple to have a baby February 21, 2010

    An American man and his partner have become the first gay couple to have a baby through surrogacy, after renting a womb in Hyderabad. ...
  • India @ 9 Actor activist Celina Jaitley hopes society will accept gays September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN on the show India At Nine's Talking Point segment, actor activist Celina Jaitley voiced her concerns about the stand that the Government had taken on the issue of rights of gay persons. Celina felt that the Government was being cautious in its stand on...
  • Watch: Govt leaves gay sex issue to Supreme Court September 18, 2009

    The Govt won't challenge Delhi HC judgement legalising homosexuality. ...
  • SC adds punch to fight for gay rights July 21, 2009

    The homosexual community appears to be winning their legal battle and at the round two of the ongoing fight for their rights, the Supreme Court did not disappoint the activists. The apex court refused to stay the Delhi High Court order saying that they had nothing against consensual same sex...
  • Psychology or biology, homosexuality hunts a class July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court decriminalised gay sex but that has raised a hornet's nest amongst those who do not understand the intricacies of the issue. Some believe that homosexuality is a psychological disorder and there are also those who believe that it is just the way one is...
  • Homosexuality not immoral, says Mahesh Bhatt July 11, 2009

    Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on homosexuality and removal of section 377 from the Indian Penal code. ...
  • Watch: God's squad isn't glad about gay order July 10, 2009

    On a day the Supreme Court asked the government to state its position on gay rights, religious leaders of different faiths came together criticising the decriminalisation of homosexuality. ...
  • Four cities say: gay by birth, proud by choice June 29, 2009

    The gay community demands repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which provides imprisonment of 10 years for unnatural sex, including that of homosexual nature, even between two consenting adults. ...
  • Consensus on scrapping anti-gay law won't be easy June 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The gay community demands repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which provides imprisonment of 10 years for unnatural sex, including that of homosexual nature, even between two consenting adults. The government is willing to rethink the law but it won’t be hurrying any decision. ...
  • Watch: Karan Johar speaks on homosexuality November 5, 2008

    Article 377 of the Indian Constitution is in the spotlight these days and a film thats dealing with homosexuality in some way is Dostana. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey spoke to the producer of Dostana, Karan Johar on sexuality in the Indian society and his equation with Shah Rukh Khan here's an...
  • Mumbai gays take to the streets to protest discriminaiton August 17, 2008

    In a flamboyant display of strength homosexuals in Mumbai took to the streets asking for repeal of Article 377 of the Constitution. It is a demand which has recently received support, even from Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss. ...
  • Are Gay and Lesbians better off in India today? July 1, 2008

    Are Gays and lesbians better off in India today compared to a few years ago. On Sunday, hundreds of Gays and Lesbians hit the street in a 2.5 kilometer march to show that they were not afraid of reasserting their identity and to make a case of changing an archaic...