Law Minister Gowda indicates scrapping Section 377

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Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda has reportedly indicated that India could move towards abolishing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises ‘unnatural sex’.

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Gowda’s statement comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision last week declaring same-sex marriages legal in all states of the United States.

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According to reports, Gowda stated that the decision will however be taken after a series of consultations and taking all views into account.

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