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Is the Supreme Court's ban on gay sex retrograde?

The Supreme Court has set aside a 2009 Delhi High Court order that sought to make homosexuality legal. The gay community is naturally against the verdict, claiming it has taken away their 'right to life' and that homsexuality is a natural feeling. It has also said it will seek legal recourse. Religious groups on the other have hailed the ruling and say that it protects the country's culture. What are your views? Does the ruling step on legitimate rights and is therefore retrograde or is it a concrete step to protect the moral fibre of the nation?

Supreme court said that the parties who argued for the upholding the Delhi Hc verdict were not able to establish that the 377 is very harsh to the LGBT community and it is for the parliament to amend the CrPC code to remove 377 from the Statute book. If required the aggrieved parties can ask for a larger bench to address this issue. Instead to blame the Sc as retrograge etc., is unfair. Every person who is supporting LGBTs there is another who wants 377 to be retained. Parliament is the best place to act as the decision will be final and the SC has given the route to be taken. The government in its wisdom should act on the advice of SC.
Tuesday 17th of December 2013 12:23:10 AM
Thank God! or Thank gay. Very sensible judgment. How the media can distort and pollute the people can be gauged from this question. In the name of love, rights, equality you can't justify the homosexual intercourse. Obvioulsy it is not natural. Still if some perverted minds want it, they are always having it or will have it . but for that matter you can't seek legal immunity. After all in the larger interest of the country such cultural /unnatural things should be given the stamp of legality. Let us not fall prey to any mis information on this count. There are so many important matters for the media to cover.
Thursday 12th of December 2013 01:58:38 PM
Q  Ravi
Agree with both Tony and Elvin. The problem is that our weak-kneed politicians who pay only lip service to basic human rights will shy away from tackling real and fundamental issues like this; and only look to furthering their power base and personal fortune. Only a strong majority leader can push this through and (if the polls are correct) I don't see Mr Modi going anywhere near an issue such as LGBT rights. It is a sad day because at least for four years we were able to claim that we were more conscious of basic human rights than many other developing countries. Not any longer. But worst of all, a number of my fellow country men and women overnight find themselves being liable to be called a criminal for loving someone of the same gender in the privacy of their own world.
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 10:55:24 PM
Legislation is the job of the Legislature, not the courts. If the legislature finds Sec 377 of the I P C archaic, it is their business to remove it from the statute books. The courts will only uphold the law ' for the time being in force '.
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 06:08:11 PM