On 6 Septembre 2018, the Supreme Court of India has struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual gay sex. The landmark decision by five Supreme Court judges to repeal the law and legalize gay sex between consenting adults overturns Section 377 of the IPC, an archaic law imposed during British rule that penalized intercourse “against the order of nature,” and which had carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The five-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprised Justices Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu MalhotraThe Supreme Court has partially struck down Section 377, in so far as it punishes sex between consenting adults in same sex relations. The Supreme Court thus overruled the Suresh Kaushik verdict of 2016, which had reversed the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising sex in such relations.

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