Gay Sex Is a Crime and Will Stay a Crime, Says India’s Top Judges

The Supreme Court rejects an appeal to overturn a ban

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An Indian LGBT activist holds a placard during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's reinstatement of Section 377, which bans gay sex in a law dating from India's colonial era, in Bangalore on Jan. 28, 2014

India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected petitions from the government and gay rights activists to review an earlier decision that recriminalized gay sex in the country.

In December last year, the court overturned a historic 2009 Delhi High Court judgment decriminalizing homosexuality. It said that only Parliament could change section 377, an archaic law that bans gay sex as unnatural.

The Congress party-led government in New Delhi has been urged by activists to scrap section 377. However, the conservative main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, supports the ban, making legislative reform difficult.

26 comments
gudhnew
gudhnew

Yes homosexuality must be eradicated from our world. How much they are mindless, you can analyze. They have less mind than animals. B/c Animals didn't do this, Shame on them (idiots)...


evdizayni
evdizayni

5 And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, ev dekorasyonu  and there is no sin in him.

YashKumar
YashKumar

कोई पार्टी है जो बोले इन पर कोई चैनल है ?

देश में एक और लूट करप्शन भ्रष्टाचार खुले आम ---

**भाई छक्के हिजढे घर घर आ कर हर त्योहारों के बाद या पहले 20₹-100₹-5000₹-10000₹-500 ₹ रुपयों की बसूली करते है जो नही देता उनको डरा धमका कर आतंक मचा कर जबरजस्ती पुलिस भी उनके साथ खड़ी हो जाती है अदालत तक कोन जायेगा जबतक तो बहुत देर हो जायेगी- इनका पता कहाँ है कोन जानता है?

एक भाई ने बताया की इनका घर महलो से कम नही घरो में 4-4गाडियाँ है इनकी इनकम हर दिन कम से कम 50000 रूपये है। महीने में 15,00,000 लाख रूपये इनकी अवैध वसूली बढती जा रही है ट्रेनों बसों में घरो दुकानों में ये भिखारी नहीं है ये लुटेरे है इनके प्रति लोगो में करुणा सदभाव नही घ्रणा क्रोध बढ़ रहा है सरकार पुलिस कुछ नही करेगी लोगो की सुरक्षा के लिए।

ये खुद बनते है या इन्हें कोई संगठन बनाता है हिजड़ा छक्का क्योकि इनकी संख्या जितनी तेजी से बढ़ रही है आश्चर्य है?????

इन्हें कोई रोजगार दो दुकान चलाये ऑटो चलाये मेहनत करे।

jimmyharpoon
jimmyharpoon

If India were to jail people for being gay, they would need prison space for one hundred and thirty million gays. Based on the usually used ten percent of the population being gay.

ladym
ladym

It is terrible that 2 people who love each other cannot be together legally. It is actually heartbreaking. I am not gay but if I could not openly touch, adore my husband in public or fear of being put in jail for any affection towards each other I think I would go mad. What a human rights injustice:(

mary.waterton
mary.waterton

I never thought I would have to admit that Indians have better moral values than Americans ... but it's happened.

klp_pdc@yahoo.com
klp_pdc@yahoo.com

Not all Indians support this decision. However Indians respect rule of law and the supreme court. It is upto the lawmakers to change this provision and the law. The problem is none of them might be from LGBT community. Anyway at least there are NGOs in India who are fighting for human rights. But the hardcore Islamic, Catholic and some misguided Hindu organizations are opposing it. It is funny how all religious nuts come together on this issue. Hinduism has no official text and nowhere it said that homosexuality is against nature.

firmsoil
firmsoil

India has copycat western constitution with laws like this that require modifications per its parliamentary system. Homosexual people have lived in Indian Hindu/Buddhist/Sikh/Jain/Tribal spiritual traditions from ancient times without any significant problems. Of course converts to Islam and Christianity in India toe the middle-eastern religious intolerance line.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

God is against homosexuality. But the Indian government needs to step up its punishment of crimes against woman by men. That is the greater problem in Indian at this time. India, like all of us, needs Jesus Christ........


1 John 3:4-5..........


4 Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. 5 And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.



RajAla
RajAla

Gays should not be allowed to bring sex on the roads. They should not be allowed to destroy future of children.

MahatmaGandhi
MahatmaGandhi

Morality is absolute and therefore perennial and cannot become "archaic". Calling morality "archaic" is an oxymoron which the woman who writes at Times certainly cannot comprehend. Humankind can become wicked and perverted though, as it is the tendency in the dark age of Kali Yuga. It seems that India was one of the few countries in the world which kept scraps of decency and morality in its laws. But even in the East, these are in danger of being eradicated and buried under the calamitous influence of the Western culture of depravity.

Avatartul
Avatartul

@firmsoil  lol... HAHA i guess you are saying opposite my brother, it is due to the WESTERNERS that practising it is becoming a legal thing to do, as in INDIA many hindu communities opposes it, even from the ancient times, it is beleived by them that there is a cure for this as this is a "MENTAL DISORDER" ACtually it was not at all a problem like today, but YES we SANATAN DHARMI(hindus) respect the feelings of those who can't be cured i.e those people who are PHYSICALLY DIFFRENT. 


EsnivDomitri
EsnivDomitri

Everyone is a biblical literalist until you ring up things like gluttony, divorce, working on Sundays, etc... And the punishment for these are worse than gay acts.

JohnHarvey1
JohnHarvey1

@CrossWinds  there are more idolaters than homosexuals in india. idolatry is a greater sin than homosexuality in christianity. enjoy your hypocrisy.

JamesNicholas1
JamesNicholas1

@CrossWinds you are quoting john? seriously?the bible also tells us women are inferior to men and you cannot work on sundays, and there are worse things including stoning to death over little silly things like masturbation, if you want to follow the bible and quote things and follow them, go and tell half the world they deserve to die.For if you want to live by the bible word by word, all of us are big time sinners and don't deserve to live. But if you want to follow jesus' word, he didn't believe in hatred, he just believed in love , so if you are a true follower, you will know what the pope said too and what acceptance is and never discriminate your fellow being and remember, everyone no matter  your religion, race etc, deserves  equal rights and deserves to be treated the way you'd like to be treated.

Pawky
Pawky

@CrossWinds  You are on the wrong side of history, in twenty years your children will refer to you as their bigoted parent who just can't get over the right of any person to love who their heart desires. Congratulations.

JohnHarvey1
JohnHarvey1

@RajAla  ??? who is asking for sex on the road? this is the most ridiculous thing i ever read.

EsnivDomitri
EsnivDomitri

Umm coming from the country that created Kamasutra and where Kali is often depicted as having sex with shiva, and where temples have carvings of homosexual acts, I think you're just not knowledgeable about Hinduism enough. That's a shame... A westerner knowing more about your own religion

JohnHarvey1
JohnHarvey1

@MahatmaGandhi  look at carvings of khajurao temple if you think west is depraved. seems even the ancient religious orders in india approved of even bestiality! your current anti homosexual law is a western, colonial one, and your values clearly are too. gandhi ji would be spinning in his grave.

NandaKishoreN
NandaKishoreN

@Pawky Mr.@CrossWinds  is one of the famous personalities who comment on TIME, who often submits twisted logic and Dinosaur Mentality.  Believe me, it's absolutely and incontrovertibly of NO use whats so ever to argue with this person.

Avatartul
Avatartul

@EsnivDomitri  HAHA.. u don't even know where is kama's position in sanatana dharma.. it is clearly mentioned in the scripts,carvings of homosexual acts? shut the fu#k up bro!! i hate idiots who knows nothing but write crap like scholars.

U r absolutely a gay no offence.. but it is wrong not only naturally but socially too.. THE PROBLEM IS NOT IN YOU! it is your enviornment moreover it is your lack of knowledge about your sorrounding and above all about you yourself!!! Brother my words in here would not help much in changing you or the people like you... that's for sure


but do you expect such a thing from the most intelligent species of the known universe? KEEP THINKING

PEACE OUT.


Avatartul
Avatartul

@JohnHarvey1  BROTHER DON'T SAY WITHOUT KNOWING A BIT ABOUT MY RELIGION.. 


There are esoteric and symbolic meanings about Ashwamedha. similarly these temples were made to bring out all possible perversion of human mind and to make it go beyond sexual thoughts of any kind. I heard the guru would sit inside the temple and wait for his disciples who have lost all interest in those photos and are ready to be initiated. Whatever is carved there is actually happening in the world now. People are having group sex, sex with animals and what not in the name of free sex. Hindu rishis had long ago thought of such perversions and they knew that any day any mind of their disciple may come up with the thought of such perverted sexual thoughts... it was an idea to bring out those hidden desires out so that the disciple could go beyond such types of perverted sex.

AkshaySharma
AkshaySharma

@Avatartul @EsnivDomitri  

Why you're PMSing, Avatartul? Everyone has an opinion. Doesn't mean yours is always the rightest. And, please cut back on that language. KThxBye.