Congrats, India! Adults Can Now Love And Fuck Whoever They Want

    With consent and in private, of course.

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    On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India (FINALLY) decided to repeal Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

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    The section stated: "Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punishable 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.”

    The Delhi High Court had repealed the section in 2009 to much celebration.

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    However, in 2013, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.

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    Since then, activists and eminent persons like Navtej Singh Johar, Ritu Dalmia, Aman Nath, Sunil Mehra, and Ayesha Kapur have been petitioning to reverse the decision.

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    The case was reopened on July 10, 2018, and it's taken an excruciating 58 days for India's top court to lay to rest the archaic section.

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    In the landmark verdict, the Supreme Court declared:

    Congrats, India! We're just a step closer to making our society more accepting and loving than before.

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    Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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