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The recent court decision on being ok as gay only goes to show that the judiciary too is bereft of common sense. Does being gay serves natures purpose to procreate and bring forth better human beings in this world? Does natures purpose to create life is only for exploitation of sex for the sake of pleasure? Even animals do not have sex with one of their own kind. Does it mean are we worst than animals?

Asked by Jack Johnson, 03 Jul '09 02:56 pm
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Let there be no confusion. The Delhi High Court's decision was that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is not in compliance with the section 21 of the Indian Constitution. Which means any prosecution under section 377 would be invalid.

This is just one example of many relics of British colonial rule still lurking in the IPC which are not in compliance with the Indian Constitution.

Besides which the law was virtually unenforceable - its primary use was by corrupt police for extortion.

Nature is too complicated for a simple-minded person to pronounce on what its purpose may be!
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 03 Jul '09 05:46 pm

 
  
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There are some common empirical criteria that are commonly used to decide whether a behaviour is healthy or not based on Emotional health,Psychological health & Physical health.
Emotional Health : A major study by Bell and Weinberg revealed that 78% of male homo- sexual "affairs" (relationships entered into with an intent of commitment) lasted less than three years. Only 12% lasted five years or longer. Certainly, this shows a pattern of broken relationships that must be painful for many.73% of the psychiatrists in the American Psychiatric Association who responded to a survey by Harold I. Lief said that they thought that homosexual men are less happy than others.Many studies have shown that children of homosexual households are 2 to 4 times as likely to become homosexual themselves as compared to the general population.
Psychological Health : Homosexual men are 6 times more likely to have attempted suicide than are heterosexual men. Studies indicate that between 25 and 33% of homose ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 03 Jul '09 04:42 pm

 
  
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Definitely a man should get attracted to a woman and viceversa - thats whats followed by living beings on earth. i find this a kind of abnormal activity of brain to make one attracted to same sex. i dont know how to judge on this issue and also on court judgement but definitely i feel awkward of the situation. may be one got to be a gay to know their rights/their feelings. also, there are many marriage cases where a partner turns out to be a gay and the lives being tormented. so i guess a judgement like this could prevent these kind of issues and they can have their own rights and life.
Answered by Kalyani, 03 Jul '09 04:28 pm

 
  
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Being gay is something odd but I understand that some persons are born that way and they are just not able to live like other normal human beings. Being gay has been looked down upon since time immemorial and most of the religions are also against it.
It definitely does not serve natural purpose. I saw the celebrations of gay people on the recent court decision. This shows that there are many gay people even in our own country.
Most of the western nations have legalised gay marriages and I used to laugh at their decisions. In the name of freedom, anything gets approved and I am afraid this may only lead to encouragement to many more persons to opt for this unnatural way of living.
Being gay does not serve natural purposes and this legalising of being gay, for me, seems to be against the laws of nature.
Answered by Francisco, 03 Jul '09 05:40 pm

 
  
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I have nothing against Gays only what they do !! Gays are all Gods children just like the rest of us and just like the Murderers, Rapists and all the other people we condemn, and are quick to point a finger at and yet what is their crime other than to be different? If they live their life peacefully and do not inflict their doctrine or beliefs on others why should we be concerned? There are far worse people on this earth who commit the most horrendous crimes in the pursuit of convincing the populous that their way is the right way. Gays are also working citizens, they pay their taxes and are entitled to Equal Rights. I personally dont understand Homosexuality but so what I dont understand a lot of other things but like Homosexuality they do not impinge upon my life. Heterosexual Marriage is not always about procreation it is also about companionship and lifelong commitment to another person. So Gay Marriages or Civil Partnerships as they are called, are now legal I have kn ...more
Answered by Janis, 04 Jul '09 01:06 am

 
  
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What the supreme court ruled is that consensus sex between two adults,be it man to man or woman to woman is not punishable under article 377.If at all we want to ban gay activities then it is simple to pass a law prohibiting the same in the parliament . With the break up of joint family and availablity of porn materials all type of sex are seen and as a result tried out by tiday's youth.If it is consensus ,even incest between adults is legal in USA ,that is father-daughter,son-mother and sister-brother relation etc. If we goes on legalizing every consensus sex then family system will collopse.As a human being we need to frame certain norms for us and live within that norms and gay sex is not one of that norm.
Answered by Josna, 03 Jul '09 10:11 pm

 
  
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It was a welcome judgmenet indeed putting away years of misery and torture for the gay community. Being gay is not out of this world and neither should it be a crime. Its just a quirk of nature that they are gay. Nature did deem sex as a means of procreation but one needs to remember that along with dolphins humans are the only species to enjoy sex for pleasure. So it should drive some community cazy that someone else is enjoying sex for pleasure.
Besides just because some people are a bit different doesnt mean society curtails their rights and locks and secludes them. It is indeed appaling to see the negative reaction and vibes against the gay community. And most of this negative reaction is unwanted and stems from the religious school of thought rather than from the biological and natural aspect.
Ofcourse there needs to be checks and controls in place along with the gay ruling. Gays shouldnt be allowed to foster children by artificial reproductive means as they have chosen their ...more
Answered by Saj Sierra, 03 Jul '09 10:00 pm

 
  
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TOI really deserve bashing for raising such a sick issue while they could have taken up a good initiative.

why are these people only dieing for gay peoples rights. as If media only seems to have maximum numbers of gays and lesbians.
Let these people know that crores of indians are not able to meet the basics of life i.e. food twice a day, proper shelter, basic education, medical treatment etc.

at least half of Present Indians do not drink good quality water and suffer serious diseases due to this.

Many of ladies are deing while giving birth to their child and they cannot manage treatment. They are very much indians!.

Please refer our country's record on human index. ...more
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 04 Jul '09 12:57 am

 
  
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Mine would be a very feeble voice here, but please consider this....
If Gays are there, and there have been from the Greeks and much ahead of them, it is the will of God. The fact that every religion speaks of them and some say, condemn them, goes to prove that they existed when the religion was born.

Who knows if it is a mistake of God that is being corrected now by God himself....

JUST CONSIDER THIS: If being a Gay is a genetic deviation that the Gays cannot help, THEN, isnt it God's own design that they shall, as his children, as all humans are, BE FREE to consort, SO THAT, the GENE which makes them such shall be neutralized on account of the fact that they shall freely associate themselves with their own kind, NOT procreate and THEREFORE, become an extinct species???? EVER CONSIDERED THIS POSSIBILITY?
Answered by Satish Kamath, 03 Jul '09 09:48 pm

 
  
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Unfortunately this court verdict was unfair. The homosexuals are oftenly escaped thru loop-holes of the law. It will only help to flourish gay/lesbian sex in the society. Govt has to amend laws immediately to take serious measures against the immoral activity which spoils even children who are said to be abducted, seduced or recruited. We often read such phedophile cases from the news media.

in some countries, punishment for homosexuality is severe. Homosexuals have been killed or otherwise persecuted under various jurisdictions, most notably by the secular Nazi regime Persecution of homosexuals is also common in fundamentalist Islamic nations such as Saudi Arabia, where gay men have reportedly been beheaded for homosexual acts, or forced into therapy. The Taliban regime in Afghanistan reportedly executed homosexuals by burying them alive. Prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality, homosexual persecution was common to many Western countries, such as the United Kingdom an ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 04 Jul '09 12:13 am

 
  
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