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    The Delhi High Court had repealed the section in 2009 to much celebration.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


    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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