Decriminalisation of Homosexuality and the Constitution

Decriminalisation of Homosexuality and the Constitution

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Volume 2 Issue 3 ()

Without making any value judgment or taking sides on the propriety or otherwise of consensual homosexuality between adults, this paper examines the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It concludes that Section 377 does not violate the Constitution. Therefore, the Delhi High Court decision in Naz Foundation cannot be sustained unless the Supreme Court overrules the existing interpretation of the Constitution or reinterprets Section 377.

Cite as: Mahendra P. Singh, Decriminalisation of Homosexuality and the Constitution, 2 NUJS L. Rev. 361 (2009)

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