Singapore High Court rejects the challenge to Section 377A

Singapore High Court rejects the challenge to Section 377A

April 30,2020


LGBTQ+: Petition for marriage equality filed in Kerala High Court

Despite the decriminalisation of homosexuality, married homosexuals not entitled to matrimonial rights

January 29,2020


Transgender students and faculty missing from Central Universities

UGC taking steps to ensure transgender presence in higher education, HRD minister tells Parliament

December 4,2019


Transgender Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha

Rights groups say bill dilutes Supreme Court’s NALSA judgment; takes away group’s right to self-identity

July 24,2019


Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality; cites India’s Navtej Johar

“Sodomy laws deserve archival mummification, or better still, a museum peg, shelf or cabinet for archival display”

June 13,2019


The Surrogacy Bill, 2016: A step back for inclusivity

The 17th Lok Sabha must pay heed to the Bill’s critics, especially from the LGBTQ community

June 9,2019

Section 377

Bombay HC: Extramarital consensual gay relationship isn't a criminal offence

In the present case, the Bombay High Court has correctly settled the proposition that an extramarital consensual gay relationship is not a criminal offence; just like how it is no more a criminal offence in case of a heterosexual spouses. However, such a relationship comes under the purview of “adultery” as a ground for divorce (civil wrong). The Bombay HC judgment signifies the social acceptance of homosexuality as human nature, and it is a step closer to recognising gender equality and different sexual orientations.

February 4,2019

Case update

Transgender #MeToo: Delhi HC affirms protection under S 354A, IPC

The Writ Petition challenged Section 354A of IPC — Sexual Harassment and Punishment for Sexual Harassment — to the extent that it had been interpreted to deny protection to a complainant who does not conform to the stereotypical and binary notion of “woman”, based on sex assigned at birth, resulting in violation of fundamental rights under Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India, and being contrary to the decision in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India.

December 23,2018

Public Statement

Regressive, flawed and contrary to rights: TG Bill passed by Lok Sabha

The fundamental right to self-identified gender under Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution stands violated blatantly. With only four MPs addressing the debate, the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is a washout. The Rajya Sabha must now resist, especially since it has already passed ‘The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014’ in April 2015.

December 17,2018

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