Being Gay Now Legal In India

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It's funny how they legalize it, but as soon as they do they tack this quote onto it:

Any homosexual act without the consent of either partner remains a criminal offense, however, Indira Jaisingh, counsel for the nonprofit group that had challenged the law, told CNN.
Well, duh. What do you think was going to happen, gays run out and grope different people because it's legal now? :eek:

Other than that, cool.
 
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Steerpike

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CNN said:
Human Rights Watch called the ruling “a victory for basic rights to privacy, non-discrimination and liberty.”
This is correct. The decision is also in agreement with principles of justice.


CNN said:
Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh leaders have warned that they will oppose moves to decriminalize homosexuality.
The religious leaders are opposed to equal treatment before the law. Therefore, the religious leaders favor injustice.
 

EllyDicious

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wow ... India???
oh i'm speechless.
I see the mentality has developed a lot .
never expected this to happen there, anytime soon.
 
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I guess with this in mind any anti-Muslim people can't say Islamic countries are the only ones behind the times in terms of tolerance.
 

Obsessiforge

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I guess with this in mind any anti-Muslim people can't say Islamic countries are the only ones behind the times in terms of tolerance.
India isn't a muslim country; its mostly Hindu. they actually kind of hate muslims in India, that's why Pakistan became its own country in '47.
 

ysabel

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Indian court: Gay sex is legal – The CNN Wire - CNN.com Blogs

from an American perspective, its an eye opener; I've been disgusted with how backwards our country is in respect to gay rights, but in the long run...at least we're not THAT far behind. thoughts?

Yeah. Here we are fighting desperately for gays to have the same rights but when you see that in other countries, they are even treated as illegals, ah, it makes it seem like you're fighting for perks now.

I wasn't aware how harsh they've treated homosexuals there. Now I heard stories of how police extorts gays because the system is against them (hmm similar to extorting illegal immigrants maybe, they can't report and complain because they'll get caught).
 

CaptainObvious

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Indian court: Gay sex is legal – The CNN Wire - CNN.com Blogs

from an American perspective, its an eye opener; I've been disgusted with how backwards our country is in respect to gay rights, but in the long run...at least we're not THAT far behind. thoughts?
You're right, we're not that far behind. It was in 2003 that the Supreme Court held in Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws were unconstitutional, overruling Bowers v. Hardwick, decided in 1986 I think. So yeah, it was only 6 years ago that we held the same thing.
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I should just add, the title of the thread is incorrect. It's never been legal or illegal to be gay, just illegal to engage in homosexual activity. Being gay is a status, which cannot be legislated. For example, you can't arrest someone walking down the street who is an alcoholic. You can arrest someone walking down the street drunk.

Sorry, just being a little picky, I know
 
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Obsessiforge

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You're right, we're not that far behind. It was in 2003 that the Supreme Court held in Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws were unconstitutional, overruling Bowers v. Hardwick, decided in 1986 I think. So yeah, it was only 6 years ago that we held the same thing.
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I should just add, the title of the thread is incorrect. It's never been legal or illegal to be gay, just illegal to engage in homosexual activity. Being gay is a status, which cannot be legislated. For example, you can't arrest someone walking down the street who is an alcoholic. You can arrest someone walking down the street drunk.

Sorry, just being a little picky, I know
there are two reasons I titled it what I titled it; one, its catchier and more pithy. :p

two, I've always heard that in order to actually be considered homosexual you have to have had sex with someone of the same gender. its possible that this has changed with more recent studies, etc, but its what I learned as a kid in health class :p