Remembering What Was Lost Section 377 One Year Later…

One year ago today South Asian Queers around the world received devastating news that homosexuality was again criminal in India.  According to the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a Law introduced during British rule, sex between the same sex is illegal.  On July 2, 2009 a seven year legal battle in the New Delhi high courts lead by the non-profit Naz foundation won the verdict to decriminalize homosexuality.  The argument brought forth by Naz was the law infringed on Indians constitutional right to dignity, privacy, and equality.

On December 11, 2013 the Supreme Court of India overturned the landmark decision made in 2009.  This decision rolled back decades of work and re-criminalized homosexuality in India.

Here are a few links to help understand what happened:

LGBT community outraged as SC rules gay sex illegal, upholds Sec 377

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

One year anniversary of the SC judgement: International Events and Actions