A Globalistani cheer for Gay Rights activists in India who prevailed on the Delhi High Court to overturn a ban on gay sex.
Homosexuality became illegal in 1861 when, under British rule, Section 377 of the Indian penal court was passed that prohibited “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal”.
The Delhi HC scrapped down the law:
“We declare that Section 377 of IPC in so far as it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private is violative of Articles 14, 21 and 15 of the Constitution”.
This is big, considering that the ruling beyond decriminalizing, also offers legal protection to homosexuals in anti-discrimination laws.
This does not mean discrimination will go away. Some people are already calling it doomsday for Indian culture and civilization which, by the way, has been happily celebrating homosexuality in sculptures and poems for thousands of years. The Church says that this would lead to an increase in pedophilia, which is bit rich coming from an institution accused of shifting pedophiles from parish to parish to protect them.
Reader Puneet Gera writes this on the rediff message board:
first time in life,I despite being Indian,accept Pakistan is a better country than India,atleast gay sex is not legalised there.They have maintained their cultural values.I salute you Pakistan for your good values.
Do check out the discussion board for further hilarity.
Homophobia is acute in India. People are forced to live double lives in fear of discrimination at work and in society. It is not uncommon for gay men and women to marry heterosexuals and have families , while carrying on secret relationships with member of the same sex, writes NYT.
Friends attending gay pride parades in Delhi have talked about people turning up in masks, so that they are not recognized by employers and families. This ruling, although applicable only in Delhi at the moment, is a way forward towards ending such abuses.