In 2009, Delhi’s High Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian constitution, an anti-sodomy law from when India was under British rule.
On Dec. 11, 2013, India’s Supreme Court reinstated it, thereby recriminalizing same-sex intercourse in India.
Some Indians have taken to social media to express their outrage at and disappointment in the ruling:
In a statement, the coalition fighting Section 377 said:
The decision by overturning the historic Delhi High Court judgment which recognized that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) persons are full citizens of India, attempts to stem the tide of history. By overturning the Naz Foundation judgment, the Supreme Court has, in one fell stroke again reduced LGBT persons to the status of what the Delhi High Court memorably called ‘unapprehended felons’…
We proclaim that inspite of the judgment of the Supreme Court, the only way the LGBT movement will go is forward and the arc of history though long will turn towards justice. We pledge to continue this struggle with redoubled vigour till such time that Section 377 is consigned to where it belongs – the dustbins of history.