In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court of India struck down the archaic Section 377 that criminalised gay sex in the country and Bollywood couldn't have been happier.
The historic win came after years of struggle and was welcomed by people from across the country, but celebrities including Sonam K Ahuja, Karana Johar and Kalki Koechlin took to Twitter to express their happiness over the Supreme Court's decision.
Here's what they said:
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove#Pride#377Verdict#377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourtpic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
RIP #Section377— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! 👍👍👍💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZOXwKmKDp5— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 6, 2018
Crying tears of joy for the lgbtqi community. One day there won't be any labels and we will all live in utopia. pic.twitter.com/veQe1S92FD— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018
Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmaker s available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind.— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 6, 2018
So happy today, thank goodness for the rainbow (and all the lawyers that helped put it there!) 🌈— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) September 6, 2018
Historic verdict by Supreme Court today. #377— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 6, 2018