Engaging with the Law: Decriminalisation of Homosexuality and the Johar Judgement, 2018

@inproceedings{Borah2018EngagingWT,
  title={Engaging with the Law: Decriminalisation of Homosexuality and the Johar Judgement, 2018},
  author={P. Borah},
  year={2018}
}
On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India passed a historic judgment that decriminalised consensual same-sex acts among adults. The judgment which ‘read down’ S377 IPC was the culmination of demands that started from organisations that worked around HIV/AIDS prevention and eventually encouraged individual LGBTQ persons to challenge the law. Engagement with the law, therefore, this paper argues has been central to the emergence of the LGBTQ movement in India. Without undermining the… Expand
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