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Photos: India celebrates landmark Section 377 verdict

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In a landmark ruling on Sept. 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India legalized same-sex relations between consenting adults. The only woman on the five-judge bench, Justice Indu Malhotra said history owed an apology to members of the LGBT community for the delay in ensuring their rights. She also announced Section 377 (which criminalized sexual activities “against the order of nature”) would continue to govern non-consensual sexual acts, carnal intercourse with minors and acts of bestiality.

Take a look at how members of the LGBT community, activists, politicians and celebrities in India celebrated the judgment. 

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