On Monday, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra made a decision to re-examine the constitutional validity of Section 377 and said the matter would be referred to a larger bench. "Because of that, we are pleased that the Supreme Court declined to take up these baseless challenges, which misrepresented the law's sole goal 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 state enacted its law less than a year after the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
The Mississippi law allowing government workers and businesses to deny services to LGBT people by claiming religious objections will stand because the U.S. Supreme Court has decided against hearing an appeal. "The court has to examine [the] constitutional validity in considering whether the prohibition imposed on two adults accounts for violation of their freedom at the same time legitimising may amount to encouraging immorality", party MP Majeed Memon said. Dating back to the 1800s, Section 377criminalises anal and oral sex, referring to it as "unnatural sex", and states that it is "against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal".
LGBT rights groups called the law the "worst in the nation" and the Supreme Court's decision a "missed opportunity".
On a related issue, the Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June whether a Colorado baker was within his constitutional rights to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on the basis of his conservative Christian beliefs.
All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev also welcomed the top court's decision saying,"Everybody has equal right to live life the way they want".
In the April 2014 verdict, hailed by gender rights activists, the apex court directed the government to declare transgenders a "third gender" along with male and female.
"The 5th Circuit was right to find that those opposing this law haven't been harmed and, therefore, can't try to take it down", Kevin Theriot, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a statement. It also includes a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Underlining the need to bring them into the mainstream, the verdict by a bench of Justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri said transgenders should have all rights under the law, including marriage, adoption, divorce, succession, and inheritance.
Very cold air and gusty winds will create unsafe wind-chill temperatures into the night and through Friday. The warmer air mass will still have to fight bitter cold air at the surface as moisture arrives.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed 21 times for 57 yards in a victory over the Bills on Sunday. The Jaguars tied the game after taking over at their own 47 yard line with 40 seconds remaining in the half.
White House officials and Trump's high-profile supporters have launched an effort to raise doubts about Wolff's credibility. A day earlier, pushing back at Wolff's suggestion that he lacked stability, Trump called himself a " very stable genius ".
His son Tejashwi Yadav said that they will approach the high court and also apply for bail after studying the sentence. There were 34 accused, out of which 11 died during the trial while one turned CBI approver and admitted to the crime.
Barring anything unexpected, Gruden is calling his last game on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans . The team went 30-34 in his four seasons, making the playoffs twice and winning one game before retiring again.
Though the building did not suffer any major damage, some official records and electrical wirings were gutted, the official said. According to a sessions court official, the judges presided over their respective courts as usual from 11 am.
The aircraft was stationary and waiting for a gate when the Sunwing plane, which was being pushed back from the gate, ran into it. WestJet said all 168 passengers and six crew members on board its plane were safe and accounted for.
Four rescue ships and three cleaning boats had been sent to the site by 9 am local time on Sunday, the ministry added. That is equivalent to just under 1 million barrels, worth about $60 million, based on global crude oil prices.
On the touchline, Alvaro Morata was swiftly summoned from his stretching and told to ready himself to come on. January is a notoriously hard time to make good signings, particularly at the price paid for Barkley.
QB making his sixth playoff trip with Falcons
Jones caught nine passes for 94 yards as Atlanta's offence chewed up the clock and field position. The fourth-year defensive tackle from Pitt was a disruptive force on almost every play.
Trump reiterates border wall promise, with a catch
So the funds Trump seeks from Congress would be enough to say that by 2027, just over half the border is walled off. President Trump this week asked Congress for $18-B to pay for the 1st phase of The Wall's construction .
Jimmy Iovine plans to leave Apple Music in August
Word of Iovine's departure first surfaced on the website Hits Daily Double , and was later confirmed by Billboard and Bloomberg . Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine is reportedly planning to depart from Apple in August, according to the latest media reports.
Oakland Raiders set to sign Jon Gruden to landmark deal
Gruden last coached in the National Football League in 2008 with the Buccaneers, whom he led to a Super Bowl title in 2002. Oakland had previously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay for four draft picks after Gruden spent four seasons with the team.
Cancer Death Rates Fall: Here's Why
Cancer deaths have fallen yet again, thanks mostly to huge declines in smoking , the American Cancer Society said Thursday. The report estimates about 1.7 million people will develop cancer and about 610,000 will die from it in 2018.