After hearing the verdict, Tashi Tsheten of Rainbow Bhutan that represents the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said, "We are a small and marginalized community and when our rights are discussed in parliament, it makes us extremely happy."
The upper house will be reviewing the bill today (Monday, 10th June 2019) but, according to Daily Star, Namgay says, "he is optimistic that the code sections will definitely be scrapped in the upper house too."
Here is what Twitter had to say about this move:
Great news in #PrideMonth!!:— The Asian Feminist (@theasianfmnst) June 10, 2019
Bhutan's LGBT community celebrate after homosexuality is decriminalised
The country's lower house overwhelmingly voted late Friday to repeal two sections of the 2004 criminal code which made "unnatural sex" illegal.https://t.co/TkoZB7dW8y
Oh Yay Bhutan land of happiness going from strength to strength, this is excellent progressive news: Bhutan 🇧🇹 decrims homosexuality. What a wonderful day! https://t.co/QgSftT9Xnm— Awerealis (@awerealis) June 9, 2019
Good News.....!— Hamza Bin Walayat (@HamzaBinWalayat) June 9, 2019
Bhutan's LGBT community celebrated Saturday after the tiny Himalayan kingdom's parliament became the world's latest to decriminalise homosexuality! https://t.co/P0AfTFulZa
Bhutan is amazing us as a progressive Buddhist nation;first,gross national happiness;then,King voluntarily giving up powers for democratically elected PM;now decriminalizing homosexuality;a way to go SL:https://t.co/4YqLNZZlZ2— W A Wijewardena (@waw1949) June 9, 2019
LOVE IS LOVE ---> Bhutan's LGBT community celebrated Saturday (Jun 8) after the tiny Himalayan kingdom's parliament became the world's latest to decriminalise homosexuality.https://t.co/xLZKeLnZiX— jane maryam (@janeontheblock) June 9, 2019
We hope the upper house makes a landmark decision for the LGBTQ community.