Naz foundation files curative petition against SC order on Section 377

377NEW DELHI: The Naz foundation has filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court challenging its ruling on Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality. In 2013, the Supreme Court had struck down the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality.
The SC had previously dismissed petitions filed by the Centre.
The Supreme Court on December 11, 2013 set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is a valid constitutional provision.
The Delhi High Court had on July 2, 2009 decriminalised gay sex as provided in Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and had ruled that sex between two consenting adults in private would not be an offence.

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