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Cyber war heats up over gay sex verdict

Published on: Monday, 6th July 2009 10:27 AM     By      Administrator


Source: Rediff

Bringing out the deep divisions in Indian society about homosexuality, netizens have given a mixed reaction to the Delhi High Court ruling legalising gay sex, with some terming it as a 'great judgment' and some saying same-sex relations are 'unnatural' and against Indian culture. Comments poured in blogs and media websites after the Delhi High Court gave the path-breaking judgment legalising gay sex between consenting adults.

"It (the judgment) will give dignity to all individuals irrespective of their sexual inclination," writes a man from Thane in Maharashtra while one netizen describes it as a "great judgment that will let everyone be free and live by his or her free will."

"Legalising gay couples was left too late. About time it was done. All over the world, gays are accepted by the people so why not in India," asks another. However, there are others who differ, calling homosexuality 'unnatural', harmful for Indian culture and anti-religion. Many comments are strongly abusive of the gay and lesbian communities.

"Our culture never accepts this kind of activity," says a post, while another asks "Why not decriminalise/ legalise polygamy and polyandry also? Let's include adultery too."

In the cyber war on the issue, gay rights supporters have come out strongly against the argument that this will harm Indian culture.

Read More: Rediff

 

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