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Section 377 of Chapter XVI in the Indian Penal Code states: “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.” This British law dates back to 1861 and criminalises sexual activities against the order of nature and the ambit of this law extends to any sexual union involving penile insertion.

An activist waves a LGBT pride flag after the Supreme Court verdict | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Marriage in India is still a ‘heterosexual privilege’ 3 years after Section 377 ruling

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
New Delhi: Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi. | PTI

Where are India’s queer parents? Having a family is not even an option for many Indians

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An activist waves a LGBT pride flag after the Supreme Court verdict | Kamal Kishore/PTI

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

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A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 | PTI

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Indian army soldiers | Representational image | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

In post-Section 377 world, military can still punish what it calls ‘unbecoming conduct’

Armed forces can and must continue to enforce their higher moral standards to maintain discipline.
File image of Keshav Suri | Twitter

After legal win, Sec 377 petitioner Keshav Suri launches foundation to share LGBT stories

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

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