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Volume 7 Issue 5
May-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2005109

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771-773

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Economic Impact of Homophobic Laws

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2349-5162

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"Economic Impact of Homophobic Laws", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no.771-773, May-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005109.pdf

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Homophobia is the feeling of apprehension that one might garner against homosexuality or people who consider themselves to be a part of the LGBTQ community. Many countries have laws which encourage evils like that of homophobia. This paper deals with homophobic laws in the Indian context and it specifically focuses on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalized consensual sex between two individuals which was considered to be “against the order of nature”. Failure to adhere to this law was seen as a punishable offense which could even lead to lifetime imprisonment. On the 6th of September, 2018, in a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of India decrinimalised Section 377 and declared that consensual gay sex between two adults was no longer to be considered a crime. This study analyses section 377 of the IPC while looking at the economic implications of the same. The study is aimed at explaining how Section 377 was discriminatory and had a direct as well as indirect effect on the productivity, efficiency and economic achievement of members of the LGBTQ community. It was found that the discrimination faced by the members of the LGBTQ community was not only reflected in the form of lack of opportunities in workplaces but also in the form of degrading mental and physical health conditions. The paper also shows how the decriminalization of the archaic law and legal acceptance of the Queer community in the mainstream population helped boost the economy of the country..

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Section 377-IPC, LGBTQ, Queer, economic productivity, health, discrimination.

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"Economic Impact of Homophobic Laws", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp771-773, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005109.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2005109
Registration ID: 231637
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 5 | Year May-2020
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Page No: 771-773
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Economic Impact of Homophobic Laws", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp771-773, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005109.pdf




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