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The Mississippi Center for Justice and Lambda Legal joined civil-rights attorney Rob McDuff of Jackson in filing the appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of 11 individuals, while the Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church and Campaign for Southern Equality appealed the law's constitutionality. Societal morality changes with time, law walks with life.

The Apex Court today has referred a plea to decriminalize homosexuality under section 377 of IPC to a Constitution Bench, reported Hindu. "Because of that, we are pleased that the Supreme Court declined to take up these baseless challenges, which misrepresented the law's sole objective of ensuring that Mississippians don't live in fear of losing their careers or their businesses simply for affirming marriage as a husband-wife union".

The Supreme Court is refusing to hear challenges to a MS law that allows businesses and government employees to deny services to LGBT people based on their religious beliefs. He explained that the court's verdict banning gay sex is not in accordance with "evolving legal jurisprudence".

The judgment that overturned a 2009 judgment by Delhi High Court that decriminalised homosexual acts also said "plight of sexual minorities" can not be applied blindfolded for deciding the constitutionality of the law enacted by the Indian legislature.

Section 377 of IPC, came into force in 1862 - defines unnatural offences. This also has implications for heterosexuals, as consensual sexual acts of adults - oral and anal sex in private - are now treated as unnatural and punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

The brief order said that the apex court will take a re-look at the judgment only with regard to consensual sex between consenting adults and not carnal sex with children or animals.

Last June, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in favor of the law, reversing a lower court decision by Judge Carlton W. Reeves blocking the law. A promising sign, the Court also asked the government to respond to a petition from five LGBTQ people who said they live in fear of police due to their identities.

In August 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict, declared right to privacy a fundamental right, ushering in hope for the gay and LGBT community. It also asked to include them in the OBC quota. Colorado is aiming to bolster gay rights by enforcing an anti-discrimination law, even though the Denver-area baker says he has a religious objection to same-sex marriage. "Everybody has an equal right to live life the way they want", The Hindu quoted the All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev as saying. The court said that the matter would need to be considered by a larger bench.


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