[In File: Lesbian couple hold hands during the annual Gay Pride rally, on June 8, 2007 Tel Aviv, Israel's most cosmopolitan city]David Silverman/Getty Images

In one of its most historic judgements, the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 6 decriminalised consensual gay sex, thus ending the draconian British era Section 377. The apex court termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which crimiminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. "The ideals of individual autonomy must be preserved. We have to bid adieu to stereotypes and prejudices. Constitutional morality must guide us all," Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while delivering the judgement.

The bench, headed by Misra, also comprised of Justices AM Khanwilkar, RF Nariman, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. Justice Chandrachud also asked the medical community to sensitise itself about the rights of the LGBTQ community

As the LGBT community across the country is celebrating the judgement, reactions are coming in from all sections of the society. 

Here's how Twitter reacted to the historic verdict: