In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ruled that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime saying sexual orientation is natural and people have no control over it. Here is a look at the timeline of events which led to this historic verdict –
* Time 12:25 PM, September 6, 2018, gay sex stands decriminalized. All five judges signed the verdict. Homosexuality gets legal approval and recognition. SC reads down 158-years old colonial law and allowed gay sex among consenting adults in private.
To celebrate the momentous occasion individuals as well as companies from media to tech changed their display pictures to the pride flag and kept the conversation running. Check out!
Google was one of the first companies to show its support. The tech giant displayed the pride flag on its homepage.
Google also tweeted its support and said “Love is Love”.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) September 6, 2018
The social networking giant, Facebook, changed its display picture on the platform to honour the pride flag and show its support.
Google’s video sharing platform, YouTube changed its display picture to show the LGBTQIA flag. It also tweeted, “We’re beaming with pride.”
— YouTube India (@YouTubeIndia) September 6, 2018
IT major Microsoft, showing its support, said, “Come as you are. Do what you love.”
Come as you are. Do what you love. #377 pic.twitter.com/dcvqluATgc
— Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) September 7, 2018
Uber started lighting up its routes with the pride colors when booking a cab. It said, “Move forward, ride with pride.”
— Uber India (@Uber_India) September 6, 2018
Food-delivery app, Swiggy, reminded how the struggle for the LGBTQIA community has not been a piece of cake, but we still got there. Swiggy also changed its logo to the pride colours.
— Swiggy (@swiggy_in) September 6, 2018
Swiggy’s rival Zomato shot sharp and said, “Let’s get one thing straight. Love is Love.”
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) September 6, 2018
Not only the companies, everyone was talking about the judgment. It was the top trend on Thursday in the country. To give a taste of how the conversation assumed gigantic proportions, witness the GIF shared by Twitter India. Notice how India lights up.
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) September 6, 2018
Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart, said, “Here’s to celebrating the canceled order that has delivered dignity, equality, individualism, and freedom.”
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) September 6, 2018