The Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexual activities in favour of those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual in India, which welcomed a string of positive encouragement across the country. While contentment struck the petitioners, netizens could not hold back their support and excitement in favour of the decision.
A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra, unanimously delivered the judgment after hearing an array of petitions challenging the criminalisation of homosexuality.
Twitterati flooded the internet with the appreciation of the much-anticipated verdict for the LGBTQ community to have equal fundamental rights. From celebrated figures to the common man, everyone cherished the historical judgment.
Here’s how the cybernauts reacted to this verdict:
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
Love won yet another battle! 🌈 truly a big step for India 🇮🇳September 6, 2018
6/9 will forever be remembered as the day homosexuality got decriminalized in India. Supreme Court, I see what you did there. #loveislove— Anisha Raisurana (@raisunana) September 6, 2018
My country finally legalized homosexuality. I can legit feel the actual love and freedom in the air right now. This is such a huge victory for us all.— abi (kinda ia) (@ilovetomlinSUN) September 6, 2018
So happy and proud!!!#Section377 #LoveWins #loveislove pic.twitter.com/ILXyyxWgum
Most of the people are not going come out. Why? I don't have enough words to explain. But the good thing is that they have the right finally. The next generation is going to be the luckiest bc they gonna have bop amazing parents. All the best&love yourself.💜🌈 #Section377— jungulla (@euphorialtears) September 6, 2018
Hopefully, the landmark judgment of September 6, 2018, would end all discriminations and taboos against the LGBT community.