The Sexist

Indians Divided Over End to Gay Sex Ban

Today, "New Delhi’s highest court decriminalized homosexuality," the New York Times reports. The decision, which overturned an 1861 law banning "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal," marks the first decision from an Indian court to "directly address rights for gay men and lesbians."

Indians are intensely divided over the issue, and both supporters and detractors have flooded Internet message boards with their thoughts on the ruling. It seems absurd that anyone would object to erasing a law that would punish a private sex act between consenting adults. Yet as One Yahoo! India message board on the issue reveals, many of the conversations occurring in New Delhi today look pretty similar to U.S. debates over legalizing gay marriage.

Argument: A double-whammy: If homosexuality is legalized, then humans will become extinct. Also, it's a slippery slope leading to incest and bestiality.

I dont think it as a sin, but it doesn't deserve to be legalised. If it gets legalised then we have to legalise incest relations and other such non-sense. Just imagine a day where everybody turns into gay or lesbians. Then how long the mankind will sustain? 70 to 80 years maximum. Then.. there it ends, the mankind. This is why it is so unnatural.

Argument: Gay people are gross.

Hi Guys!! (Oops Gays)
It is nothing but perversion and un-natural. I can't imagine fecal matter sticking to your organ or the back oozing sperm (Yuck!!!) God save you gays!!!

Argument: Gay people are gross. But, down with the British! (Okay, maybe not the last part).

On one hand it is breaking away from the mental slavery of British rules, which should have been long back, on the other hand it is openning up a pandora box of social upheavel. . . . Do we allow opposiite sex to display behaviour and overtism in public space like those shown by these perverts called Gays? Then why and what for is the freedome requred by them-?? to show dirty and pervert things in public, to annoy ordinary folks and to provoke them?? These are silly things.

Argument: Homosexuality is a disease, and more people will catch it now.

Though the honorable court have upheld the article 21 which states that every citizen has equal opportunity of life and is equal before law....but this decision will help this disease (homosexuality) spread to all sections/quarters or the society!! Neither criminalization nor legalization are the options... but the public debate is required. India is a religious culture and every religion bars "unnatural sex" ... and no doubt "homosexuality" is "unnatural sex"!

Argument: God.

I completely abhore it. All religions probhit it. Remember about the tribe of Lot, mentioned both in the Bible and the Quran? They were totally destroyed. God alone knows how he will deal with such people. All kinds of diseases will spread, which will anhiliate humanity.

Argument: You people are fucking morons.

this is for you Rock Princ first of all come out od that orthodox thinking you are saying how long the manking will sustain c'mon man this is something which is inherited it develops itseld if it is legalise it doesn't mean you and I will change into gay so no worries manking will be there have a great day

  • Q

    From New Dehli, to Bombay, to DC the same issue. I wonder if Sumara Bhatnagar is blogging about this on the Calcutta City Paper? Or is it Jasmine Srivastiva these days? LOL! Thanks Amanda for confirming this as a WORLD issue.

  • old_guy

    There are more straights than gays, right?

    Easy fix: once you identify a gay person, get a gaggle of straight folk to "adopt" that person with intense "mobbing" dedication, then follow him/her around 24/7.

    The mobbers can take turns placing their noses in or on the gay person's locations of interest, crowding out any other gay person's anatomies, preventing any abominations from happening, and leaving God and the angels undamaged.

    Since the straights complaining about gay sex clearly have no compunction about sticking their noses where they don't belong, that shouldn't be an exorbitant request.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist Amanda Hess

    Stalking in order to eradicate homosexuality? There's a Marion Barry joke buried in there somewhere, old_guy.

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