The CPI(M) welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court striking down Section 377 of the IPC thus decriminalizing same sex consensual relations between adults.    This constitutes a historic victory for the LGBT communities who have suffered humiliation, bigotry and even violence at the hands of retrograde forces.

The CPI(M) has always supported the struggle against Section 377 which the Supreme Court has rightly held to be arbitrary and discriminatory.