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Thursday September 6th, 2018 evening edition

image for Section 377 verdict Updates: History owes an apology to LGBT community, Supreme Court says

Timeline of challenge to Section 377.

The first challenge to Section 377 IPC in the Supreme Court came in 1994, when an NGO--AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Abhiyan--filed a petition seeking scrapping of the law.

The next major challenge came in 2001 when Naz Foundation, another NGO working for prevention of HIV/AIDS, entered the legal battle with a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking decriminalisation of homosexual act in private between two consenting adults.

Since then, the matter has gone through a long legal battle.

In 2009, the Delhi High Court had read down Section 377 and decriminalised homosexuality.

However, the verdict was turned down by the Supreme Court in 2012. »

Judge orders couple behind GoFundMe account for homeless man John Bobbitt to appear in court

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EMBED >More News Videos Judge Paula Dow orders couple to appear in court over a GoFundMe account that raised $400,000 for a homeless man.

Outside of Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico’s house is the used BMW John Bobbitt says the couple purchased earlier this year.

"You should advise your clients that they are directed by the court to appear, and they can assert their privileges at that time. »

Rocket City Trash Pandas chosen as new Madison baseball team’s name

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MADISON, Ala. -- After three months of ideas, voting and speculation, it has been decided: Madison’s Minor League Baseball team will be known as the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Higley said, surprisingly, he wasn't thinking of Guardians of the Galaxy when he came up with Trash Pandas.

"I live in Madison, I love Madison," she said, "but I thought maybe the Rocket City would encompass the entire community the best.". »