April 22, 2014: Supreme Court allows oral hearing in Naz foundation curative petition on Section 377

April 22, 2014: Supreme Court will have a chamber hearing to decide on the course of action on the curative petition of 377.  Three of the submitted petitions can be downloaded from here. More information on curative petitions here.

 "[S]enior counsel Anand Grover made a mention before a bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and N.V. Ramana that during the chamber hearing on Tuesday, the Bench should also take into consideration the latest verdict in the “transgender case” highlighting how transgenders were subjected to ill-treatment and harassed under Section 377. The petitioners had already pleaded for a hearing in the open court as generally curative petitions are heard in the judge’s chamber." says The Hindu.

April 15, 2014: Supreme Court recognises Transgenders as Third Gender.

"Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue," Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan told the Supreme Court while handing down the ruling. See full text of judgement, legal and community analyses, and links to media coverage in the Orinam Law and Enforcement Resource section here.

April 14, 2014: Expected decision in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India at 10.30 a.m. on April 25, 2014 in Court Room No. 7 by a division bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K. Sikri of the Supreme Court.

April 3, 2014: Supreme Court agrees to consider curative petition on Sec 377 in open court. Three of the submitted petitions can be downloaded from here.

March 31, 2014: Voices against 377 and Lawyers' Collective (for Naz Foundation) will file curative petitions today. Details here.

Feb 27, 2014: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley comes out in support of decriminalization of homosexuality in India.

NDTV Story

Feb 11, 2014: Events marking second month since Supreme Court decision.

Feb 8, 2014: Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam says Curative Petition can be filed against Sec 377. TOI coverage of Mumbai event here.

Feb 7, 2014: Law Commission chief  Justice AP Shah quotes Indian Psychiatric Commission public statement, and says homosexuality is (should not be?) punishable. TOI report of Pune event here and IPS statement here.

Jan 30, 2014: NDTV reports that the Government of India will not file a curative petition

NDTV Story | What is a curative petition?

Jan 28, 2014: The Supreme Court of India considered the review petitions submitted against the Section 377 verdict on Jan 28th, 2014, and rejected all of them. The eight review petitions were filed by including Union of India, Naz, Voices against 377,  Shekhar Seshadri (mental health professionals), Minna Saran (parents), Nivedita Menon, Ratna Kapur and Shyam Benegal.

SC Order | Review process decodedA Fact sheet on Review and Curative petitions by SIPLA, NLSIU Bangalore

Jan 28, 2014 : See here for list of protest events against the review petition rejection

Jan 27, 2014: See eve-of-Jan 28 opinion pieces

Vikram on Orinam | Dhamini on Queer Ink.

Tell the Supreme Court who you are, and what you think of the Section 377 judgment at 377letters.orinam.net

Jan 26, 2014: Solidarity and awareness events around Section 377 will mark Republic Day in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Johannesburg [details here]

Jan 11, 2014: Protests and rallies marking one month since the Supreme Court event. See events page here.

Jan 10, 2014: Voices against 377 files review petition. Read more here.

Dec 24, 2013: Naz Foundation has filed review petition against Supreme Court verdict. Read more here.

Dec 20, 2013: LGBT groups across India, meet in Delhi on Dec 22nd to discuss next steps

Dec 20, 2013: The Government of India has filed a review petition, with 76 grounds to contend that the SC verdict is unconstitutional:

Full Text | The Hindu | NDTV | FirstPost | LiveMint | DNA | IBN Live

Dec 15, 2013:  LGBT groups organize Global Day of Rage in 35+ cities across the globe

GDOR and other events

Dec 14, 2013: Most Indian political parties support decriminalization of homosexuality. BJP opposes decriminalization.

 NDTV | The Telegraph

Dec 11, 2013: The Supreme Court of India sets aside Delhi high court ruling on Sec 377, and re-criminalizes homosexuality in India.

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Naz Foundation files Curative Petition challenging the Supreme Court

377_bare_231st March, 2014: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, the original petitioner in the constitutional challenge to Section 377, has filed a curative petition challenging the Supreme Court decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (hereinafter ‘Koushal’) delivered in December, …

Curative petitions March 31, 2014

VOICES AGAINST 377 filing Curative Petition in Supreme Court tomorrow, March 31, 2014

As we know, the next step in the legal challenge on 377 is the filing of a Curative petition. The curative, unlike the review petitions that were …

Supreme Court refuses to consider 377 review petitions [Tamil]

பிரிவு 377 தொடர்பான மறுபரிசீலனை மனுக்களை உச்ச நீதிமன்றம் நிராகரித்தது

இந்திய தண்டனைப் பிரிவு 377 தொடர்பான உச்ச நீதிமன்றத்தின் தீர்ப்பை மறுபரிசீலனை செய்யக் கோரி தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டிருந்த மனுக்களை நீதிமன்றம் இன்று அனுமதிக்க மறுத்தது. இந்திய அரசு (யூனியன் ஆஃப் இந்தியா), LGBTQ நபர்களின் பெற்றோர், 377ஐ எதிர்க்கும் குரல்கள், ஆசிரியர்கள், மனநல நிபுணர்கள்,