Indian SC Bans Gay Sex

by The Madhatters

no entry editedOn Dec 11, 2013, India’s Supreme Court (SC) overturned a ruling by the New Delhi court that allowed consensual gay sex between adults in private.

On Tuesday, the SC rejected an appeal against their Dec ruling and reaffirmed that gay sex was a criminal offence “irrespective of age and consent” and was punishable by a sentence of 10 years to life in prison (http://tinyurl.com/q2ga2g4)

This decision has moved poet, Vikram Seth to write . . .

Through love’s great power to be made whole
In mind and body, heart and soul -
Through freedom to find joy, or be
By dint of joy itself set free
In love and in companionhood:
This is the true and natural good.

To undo justice, and to seek
To quash the rights that guard the weak -
To sneer at love, and wrench apart
The bonds of body, mind and heart
With specious reason and no rhyme:
This is the true unnatural crime.

(source – http://tinyurl.com/ph4gfuy)

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