Comment from Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation
«This historic legal ruling sets free from criminalisation almost one fifth of the world’s LGBTQ+ people. It is the biggest, most impactful gay law reform in human history. I hope it will inspire and empower similar legal challenges in many of the 70 countries that still outlaw same-sex relations, 35 of which are member states of the Commonwealth».
«Ending the ban on homosexuality is just a start. There are still huge challenges to end the stigma, discrimination and hate crime that LGBTQs suffer in India».
«Indian LGBTQs now revert to the legal status of non-criminalisation that existed prior to the British colonisers imposing the homophobic section 377 of the criminal code in the nineteenth century».