State to be a trendsetter in promoting gay rights ?

  • | Wednesday | 22nd March, 2017

Jijo Kuriakose, founder member of Queerala, an organization supporting the Kerala LGBT community, said the state-level amendment of Section 377 can be a trend-setter. He also had a meeting with CM on the issue during the swearing-in ceremony of the chief justice of Kerala. He added that even if the state brings in the amendment, it has to receive the presidential assent.As the law falls under the concurrent list in the Constitution, the state can bring in an amendment to it. "It will pave way for the next level of queer movement.The LGBT community in Kerala hopefully looks forward for the political revamp to happen, which shall set a replicable model for the Indian subcontinent," he said. Thiruvananthapuram: In a major step to include LGBT community into the mainstream, the state government is mulling on bringing in an amendment to Section 377 of the IPC, which criminalizes homosexuality.Law Secretary B G Harindranath told TOI that he has drafted the bill on amending Section 377 which will be introduced in the assembly.

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