Today, the Supreme Court, in its wisdom decided to scrap Section 377. Does this mean that the fight for equal rights is over? No, but on this historic day, celebrations are due because LGBTQ+ folks across the country can now love and express it physically without it being termed as a crime.
Social media is absolutely losing its collective mind. In a rare moment of solidarity, right-wing Twitter and left-wing Twitter have come together to celebrate this historic moment. Check out a few tweets and try not to cry:
This is the india I want to live in. Not one filled with hate, bigotry,sexism homophobia and intolerance. THIS is the India I love. 🇮🇳 🌈
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! 👍👍👍💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZOXwKmKDp5
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 6, 2018
And there its- gone !!! Congratulations to the #LGBTQ community for decades long battle. Congratulations to CJI Dipak Misra & the bench for making India a better democracy today. Here’s to what the end of #Section377 symbolizes- #FreedomToLove #RightToEquality #Liberty https://t.co/gyoe8KjSCf
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 6, 2018
Take me as I am says the Chief Justice pronouncing his order on #Section377 . Is this the most beautiful, romantic judgdement ever delivered 🙂
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) September 6, 2018
— Somak Ghoshal (@somakghoshal) September 6, 2018
Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmaker s available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind.
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 6, 2018
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) September 6, 2018
And this is us right now, writing this piece:
Too busy crying to be nervy about scope. Into the dustbin with you, #Section377–you irrational, indefensible, and manifestly arbitrary piece of shit.
— Mitali Saran (@mitalisaran) September 6, 2018