New Delhi: LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning) supporters celebrate after the Supreme Court in a landmark decision decriminalised homosexuality by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as "manifestly arbitrary"; in New Delhi on Sept 6, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Royal Bank of Scotland hails Supreme court ruling on gay sex

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and upholding the rights of the LGBT community.

In a huge victory for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in India, the Supreme Court today decriminalised homosexuality.

“As an advocate of ensuring equal opportunities in workspace, our bank commends the apex court’s ruling against Section 377, which will ensure individuals are comfortable in their own skin,” said RBS Managing Director (International Hubs) Anuranjita Kumar in a statement from Mumbai.

Earlier in the day, a five-judge bench decriminalised homosexuality, saying it was the constitutional and not social morality which will prevail.

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