Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of India
Citation: Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 76 of 2016
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners, by means of a writ petition, challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (‘IPC’), which made “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” a criminal offense punishable with life imprisonment. Petitioners argued that homosexuality, bisexuality, and other sexual orientations are equally natural and reflective of expression of choice and individuals should have the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Bisexual, Childbirth, Condoms, Depression, Gay, Gender identity, HIV, Homosexual, Intersex, Isolation, Lesbian, LGBTI, People loving with HIV/AIDS, Queer, Seclusion, Sexual orientation, Sodomy, Transgender, Transmission
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