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Government raises hopes for LGBT community; files review petition against Supreme Court's verdict on gay sex
The Indian government on Friday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court's verdict on section 377 of the IPC which criminalises homosexual relationships. The verdict was delivered by the Supreme Court bench comprising Justice GS Singhvi and Justice SJ Mukhopadhya on December 11, 2013. This verdict was against the Delhi High court's verdict in 2009 that decriminalised same sex relationships.

Confirming this move, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday tweeted, “The Govt has filed the review petition on #377 in the Supreme Court today. Let's hope the right to personal choices is preserved.”

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Section 377 of the IPC makes the gay sex a criminal offense. While criminalising the homosexual relationships the Supreme Court had rolled the ball in the government's court while saying that if the Govt. wants it can amend the constitution.

After the apex courts verdict last week the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Vice- President Rahul Gandhi, finance minister P. Chidambaram and Sibal have expressed their concerns on it while advocating the rights of LGBT community.

Mrs. Gandhi had said in a statement, “I am disappointed that the Supreme Court reversed the previous Delhi high court ruling on the issue of gay rights.”

While the Union Government is against the decision by the Supreme Court, and said that they will consider all options to restore Delhi High Court's order regarding section 377. But on the other hand the main opposition party BJP backs the Supreme Court's recent judgment.

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