Law Minister Gowda indicates scrapping Section 377


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’.

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.

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