Tag: LGBT

  • Marriage equality or a naturally sterile union: LGBT rights as decided upon by the Apex Court of U.S.A.

    By Anaida Kuthiala, Army Institute of Law, Mohali. A swift torrent of change rose when the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges on 26 June, 2015 ruled, by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex  marriage in all 50 states. This decision is a culmination of decades of litigation and thus […]

  • Struggle for Dignity: The Voice of Queer Peripheral

    By Ankit Sharma, Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun.  “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”                                                                                                                                              –Ernest Gaines Should the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender collectively known as ‘THE LGBT’ community in India continue to remain in the shadow of criminality? The de-criminalisation of homosexuality […]

  • NALSA v UoI: Critical Analysis

    The Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgment on Transgender rights in April, this year. The Judgment was a long due acknowledgment of the rights of the Transgender in the nation. This judgment plays an essential role in the furtherance of the cause of Transgender and will help in removal of the stigma attached to […]

  • LGBT Rights in India

    By Nikhil Nair, VIPS, New Delhi. LGBT is a common term used to describe people who are Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals and Transgender. The ambit of LGBT also sometimes widens up to include non-heterosexuals. A large population in India is homophobic. Being a part of the LGBT community is considered to be a sin for them. […]