Sonam Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Karan Johan are some of the folks welcoming the landmark ruling with open arms
Sonam Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Karan Johan are some of the folks welcoming the landmark ruling with open arms

The Indian Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday in a landmark judgement legalised consensual sexual relations between adults of the same gender, partially striking down a British-era law that criminalised homosexuality.

A five-judge Constitution bench of the SC delivered its unanimous verdict in four separate opinions, reported India Today.

On Twitter, the decision was celebrated by the LGBTQ community:

The full bench of the SC has partially struck down Section 377 ("unnatural offences") as violative of the right to equality; while homosexuality has been decriminalised, other aspects of the law that deal with sex acts with animals and children remain in force and such acts will remain a penal offence.

Bollywood celebs also welcomed the ruling with joy:

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