Criminalising Homosexuality Verdict to be Revisited

  • The Supreme Court referred to a ruling made in 2013 by a five-judge Constitution Bench.
  • The ruling upheld homosexuality an offence punishable by 10 years to a life term in jail.
  • A three-judge bench comprising of the Chief Justice of India T.S Thakur, Justice Anil R Dave and Justice JS Khedar said that the demand for reversal of verdict should be heard by a larger bench.
  • This statement has offered hope to gay right organizations.