Sunday 3 July 2016

LGBT activity

I am of the opinion that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which makes 'unnatural' sex a criminal offence should either be deleted by Parliament, or struck down as unconstitutional by the Courts, as it violates the right to privacy which has by judicial interpretation been included in Article 21 of the Indian Constitution ( the right to life and liberty ).

In Lawrence vs. Texas, 593 U.S. 558 ( 2003 ) the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law against homosexuality, thereby making homosexual activity legal throughout USA. In my opinion the Indian Supreme Court should do the same, and there should be freedom in this regard.

That having been said, I still regard homosexual activity as unnatural. After all. the primary purpose of sex is to have children, so that the human species may continue.

Therefore ordinarily the natural attraction is between male and female. There is such a thing as nature, and one cannot deny it.

However, I am on a much more fundamental issue.

The major issues in the world are poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, lack of healthcare and good education, etc. All this shouting and screaming about gay rights is, in my opinion, a subtle method to divert attention from these major issues, to a relatively far lesser issue, that is, gay rights. When people cannot solve the major issues, they seek to shove them in the background, and rake up some issue of a relatively lesser importance, and project it as if this is the real issue facing the world.

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