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SC decriminalises homosexuality, victory for gay rights

NEW DELHI: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as "manifestly arbitrary".

Government has no space in bedrooms: Tharoor

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a "dawn of freedom" as the "government has no space in bedrooms".

Government leaves it to SC's wisdom to decriminalize gay sex

 The centre on Wednesday said it was leaving it to the wisdom of the Supreme Court to decide if a law that criminalizes consensual gay sex was constitutionally valid.

SC refuses to adjourn hearing on Section 377

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the central government's plea for adjourning a scheduled hearing by a constitution bench on July 10 on petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexuality a crime.

Facebook refuses to install crucifix emoji

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Facebook has refused to install a cross "reaction" emoji as demanded by conservative Christians following the social networking site's decision to celebrate LGBT Pride month in June.

Workshop on “Rights of Trans-genders and Gender Identity”

Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: One-day workshop on the “Rights of Trans-genders and Gender Identity” concluded here in Convention Hall, Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43 on Saturday with a positive note. The workshop was organized by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), U.T., Chandigarh organized in association with’ Humsafar Trust’, Mumbai and Chandigarh State Aids Control Society. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh was the Chief Guest.

Support for gay marriage in US reaches record high

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Support for gay marriage in the US has reached a new record high with 61 percent Americans saying that same-sex unions should be recognised by the law as valid, a poll revealed.

Pro-gay Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne pays obeisance at Golden Temple, gets warm welcome

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Amidst severe controversy Pro-gay Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today paid obeisance in the sanctum sanctorum of Golden Temple.

Why women trust gay men more than straight male friends

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Women trust dating advice from a gay male friend more than from straight colleagues or friends because gay men have fewer ulterior mating motives, a significant research has revealed.

Sex: Damned if you do, damned if you don't, says author Rachel Hills

By Nishant Arora 
Almost five decades after the sexual revolution, the abiding ideas doing the rounds is that there is an abundance of sexual freedom, at least in many parts of the world.

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