Its been a while since I've posted anything in my blog on Think Atheist. But I just received this terrible news from All Out by email on my iPhone. I simply had to post something to get this off my chest.
I have to say I am very surprised by this. I thought India was coming to a revolutionary point of moving forward for human equality. But I guess the Hindu religious right has other plans, that are more important that treating other human beings with common decency and respect.
This is a short quotation taken from BBC News. Absolutely appalling is all I can say for the Indian government.
" The Supreme Court ruling reverses a landmark 2009 Delhi High Court order which had decriminalised homosexual acts.
The court said it was up to parliament to legislate on the issue.
According to Section 377, a 153-year-old colonial-era law, a same-sex relationship is an "unnatural offence" and punishable by a 10-year jail term.
Several political, social and religious groups had petitioned the Supreme Court to have the law reinstated in the wake of the 2009 court ruling. "
I shouldn't have to state the obvious, unfortunately I do. Homosexuality is not a choice, its an existence and part of a persons existence. Making it illegal to be gay, is just baffling to me. How on earth in this day and age can you justify that? How can that be logical? You might as well make it illegal to be a certain race. The fact is, if Islam or Hinduism where to be made illegal in a westernised country, they would be rioting in the streets. So why is it ok for them to make it illegal for certain people to exist? And don't even get me started with their absurd misunderstanding of the word "unnatural". After all these years they still haven't got it right. This is what happens when religion gets mixed up in politics.
"India's Supreme Court has made it illegal to be gay, four years after the anti-gay law was suspended. Millions of people will now be at risk because of who they are and who they love.This is a frightening moment for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in India, including Indian All Out members ..."