Gay News Blog: ‘The Ingrained Values Of Indian Culture’
Nehru, @ Constituent Assembly on December 13, 1946:
“Words are magic things often enough, but even the magic of words sometimes cannot convey the magic of the human spirit and of a Nation’s passion. [The Resolution] seeks very feebly to tell the world of what we have thought or dreamt of so long, and what we now hope to achieve in the near future.”
Delhi High Court ruled that treating consensual gay sex as a crime “a violation of fundamental rights protected by India’s constitution”. The ruling, the first of its kind in India, applies only in New Delhi. It struck down in part the Indian penal code’s Section 377, hence decriminalised consensual anal sex between adult men. This 149-year-old law was a left over from days of the British empire the ruling came after 7 year legal battle.
Petition filed challenging the ruling the petitioner argued that no constitutional right is violated by the Indian penal code’s Section 377, which had outlawed gay sex,
Citing Indian culture and health as grounds for seeking a stay on last week’s ruling
Ruling legalizing consensual gay sex in India challenged in country’s high court
Ruling partially strikes down law criminalizing consensual homosexual acts
Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh leaders oppose decriminalizing homosexuality
The Indian Supreme Court refused to stay a Delhi High Court order that decriminalised consensual sex between adults of same gender.
So now, they can do it in Delhi, anal sex I think, because I am not sure what gay sex is really, but the entire rainbow nation was out celebrating. The story like a fine Bollywood script had melodrama, celebration, dancing in the street, barriers, and disappointments and in the end the hero got to legal have sex with his partner of choice. During the last 7 years queer activist have mounted a legal campaign to decriminalise ‘gay sex’ and on July 2 they had some success, it was a bit like a national coming out day. Adults (men) could now legal have consensual sex with each other after the Delhi High Court struck down the 149-year-old statute. Then on July 9 by some miracle an appeal was mounted by Church leader from all the major faith and it was decided that appeal be heard on July 10. It was on July 20 by the Indian Supreme Court the original ruling stood
The miracle being that these faith leaders could come together in bigoted unity to defend a position of hate contrary to their own beliefs systems of love. Their argument being the perennial debate over the nature of anal sex, when most major developed countries view sex between two consenting adults as a private matter and had decriminalised anal sex sometime age
Why do the supposed moral leaders act contrary to their belief system in propagating hate?
Lastly, good on them I hot they have more success in achieving true social equality.