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Only now is it legal to be gay in India

  1. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    On the second of this month, two judges of the High Court of Delhi declared that s.377 was unconstitutional.

    Read more about it here.

    1. Lady_E profile image84
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm very surprised.  They had such high moral values. The world is really changing.

      1. anjalichugh profile image80
        anjalichughposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think this has anything to do with moral values. I once saw a film, based on a true story, about a gay person who finally ended up committing suicide only because his family did not accept him the way he was. The sad part is that no one understands that for them it's like ...'being born in a wrong package' which means it's a man en-caged in a woman's body or vice versa.

    2. usmanali81 profile image54
      usmanali81posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now the ulimate downfall of India will start.

    3. Daniel Carter profile image87
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This thread is so gay.

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I guess that's why we haven't seen mohamedhmm around here.

    He's been getting his freak on.

    1. fierycj profile image79
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's wicked. Lol. But he really was hot about gay issues, wasn't he.

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They say 'where there's smoke, there's fire'.

        I think in these case where it was hot there was also sweatiness.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Well, welcome to the modern world smile

  4. Philent profile image62
    Philentposted 8 years ago

    That was interesting! I wonder how gay people coped with that before it became legal...

  5. BristolBoy profile image80
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Apparently there has been a gay scene for quite a while, it is just kept out of view.  There was even a program in the UK where they got an openly gay Indian prince and sent him to Brighton for a month or two (Brighton is argubly the gay capital of the UK) to try and find love.  He was openly gay and whilst he had complaints because of the conservative nature of the country, he had never been in legal problems (as far as was mentioned).

    1. Lady_E profile image84
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes. I remember that program.  I wonder if he found love - I didn't follow the whole series and that African Prince as well.

      1. BristolBoy profile image80
        BristolBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well I think from memory they both took a partner back to their respective countries but in the end the Indian Prince was unable to continue as he felt it would cause problems/issues as there is a lot of homophobia in his local region.

  6. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    This is great news... the world is slowly moving towards acceptance of human rights.

    1. noonatyuma profile image53
      noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yawn

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes...human rights are so boring... roll

      2. earnestshub profile image90
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And.. you chase people you don't agree with across the forums and leave drogatite comment? You really are a lightweight!

        1. noonatyuma profile image53
          noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lightweight that your new nickname

          1. earnestshub profile image90
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Grow up.

            1. noonatyuma profile image53
              noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              after you smile

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                yawn

                1. noonatyuma profile image53
                  noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  double yawn

                  1. earnestshub profile image90
                    earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Let me guess, you got chucked off hubpages for being abusive, or because nobody read your hubs, and now you come back and do the same again.

  7. tjmatel3 profile image76
    tjmatel3posted 8 years ago

    Gay is becoming the new normal.  How is the world changing!  Is this good or bad?  How do we explain 2 dads or 2 moms to that poor kid?  God help us!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Most kids don't care as long as they have two parents who love them...

      1. noonatyuma profile image53
        noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        wrong

      2. Inspirepub profile image81
        Inspirepubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Or more than two ...

        Jenny

    2. JonTutor profile image53
      JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Being gay isn't abnormal just more uncommon.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Ah...you gotta love the maturity...

    1. noonatyuma profile image53
      noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do wink

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Well, we know he does not qualify for this:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/16918

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    But, back to the topic at hand. It's good to see the spread of human rights.

    1. noonatyuma profile image53
      noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      snore

      1. profile image0
        Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thought you were gay?

        1. noonatyuma profile image53
          noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Were I'm in transition

    2. janni321 profile image59
      janni321posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And what about human nature?

      1. JonTutor profile image53
        JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There are many shades of human nature.... not just black and white.

        1. earnestshub profile image90
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So true, what about the human condition? Now there is a subject to get stuck in to. That would include all the other discussions like human rights, freedom, love, religion etc.

          1. JonTutor profile image53
            JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Human condition raises the bar..... hope one day we reach there.... till then we can only hope and imagine(John Lennon) comes true.

  11. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Understand this, homosexuals are not out to suck your appendages if you are straight, though, a six pack of beer has turned many straight guys into a blowjob or two. Why go this avenue against gay folks, have you not something better to do  like spice up your straight relationships...........

    1. noonatyuma profile image53
      noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm against no one, It's a choice I chose wrong. Long story not enough time see ya in a month.

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A choice, come on.  Who would rightly choose to be gay and judged by a preponderance of society that way?  If you're in transition, why are you so bored by human rights issues?  As for coming back next month, please be respectful of this community.

        1. JonTutor profile image53
          JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          A supposedly gay guy... using the word "Choice".... something ain't right here.

        2. noonatyuma profile image53
          noonatyumaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You need to get out more, stop sipping the kool-aid, see through the BS, Everything is a choice.

          1. profile image0
            wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I do see through your BS.  But, you're right, I really do need to cut back on the cherry Kool-Aid.

    2. janni321 profile image59
      janni321posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      agreed

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image61
        HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you..............

  12. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    noonatyuma is leaving for another month, and will return to instruct us all in about a monthly cycle evidently.

  13. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Every person has inside who they want to love, what makes them feel good about themselves and how they will go to obtain that relationship. I know many people who have never had relationships with the opposite sex and do not regret, because for them, it was what they wanted. Having a loving relationship is between two people that satisfy each others needs, nothing outside that need will satisfy on the sexual level.

    I know I am being very open here in this forum, but I have grown very tired of gay being an issue in a world where we all fight for equality and rights. A comedian once said, and I believe so true on the light side, if you do not agree with gay marriage or gay life, then do not marry a gay.......  smile

    Let it go..... We only bite if you want it!!!!

    1. profile image0
      wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you, HCB. I'm tired of all the gay intolerance as well.  Controversial, I know, but I really do believe sexuality runs along a continuum, it just depends where you fall.  Two of my best friends are gay, one had never been in a lesbian relationship before.  But, she fell in love with the person, her partner, who just happens to be another woman.  I'm horrified we're still so in the dark ages with this issue.  I was celebrating like a maniac when it was temporarily legal for gay marriage here in Portland.  So sad it was so brief.  Anyhoo, that's my 2 cents.

  14. 1weddingsource profile image55
    1weddingsourceposted 8 years ago

    Wow. Freedom is spreading... The decision will definitely make the lives of all gays easier and meaningful.

    1. janni321 profile image59
      janni321posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A lot much freedom yet to be left to spread in India beside homosexuality.
      Homosexuality is actually legal in Hinduism as per some of the old scripts and sculptures.

  15. Anamika S profile image74
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    I have mixed feelings on the issue. I think freedom of expression or behavior whether you are a gay or straight is a fundamental right. At the same time I also think this law is ruining the society and family values. I did make a post on that topic at my today.com Blog also. http://anamika.today.com/2009/07/03/hom … -in-india/

  16. Reena Daruwalla profile image62
    Reena Daruwallaposted 8 years ago

    Oh for an ignore button!

  17. soni2006 profile image48
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    Gay system, although hidden, had been prevalent in India since many centuries before but this is the first time that government of India has taken some steps to legalize it.

    Have you heard about Kamasutra and Kama Shastra and all that stuff. Just go ahead and check out these on the net and you will find out how old these systems were.

    I also published some hubs on these a few days back.

  18. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Not everything is a choice. I didn't choose to be brunette, or have green eyes, or be straight.

    Not gonna get into this... I'm not gonna get into this smile

    Cole... out!

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know where you're coming from, but baaaad analogy.

      You can choose to change your hair colour. You can choose to wear non-prescription contacts. You could even choose to kiss a girl, and even like it.

      I'm not anti-gay... and no buts about that.

      What I won't do though is say that either 1) People were born that way, or 2) It's a choice.

      I'm sure plenty have felt that they were born gay. And I'm sure plenty have decided to be gay. Can one be born bisexual? Maybe. But I'm positive that there are bisexuals who chose to be simply because it doubles their chances of 'getting laid'.

      1. Inspirepub profile image81
        Inspirepubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Seems unlikely that someone who is really straight (or gay) could make themselves be bisexual.

        I mean, if you are genuinely attracted to both genders, I can see how you could ignore or suppress your attraction for one of the genders, but how do you fabricate an attraction that isn't really there?

        Jenny

        1. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          One word: beer.

          But seriously, a person could have sex with a member of the same sex and not actually be gay.

          The physical act of sex doesn't need attraction or even mean they are one way or the other. If a gay man had sex with a female, he's still gay.

          A gay man who hasn't had sex at all is still gay.

          1. Inspirepub profile image81
            Inspirepubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I can understand that for a woman, given the presence of artificial lube, but an erection is not something one can fake ... is it ... ?

            I think if beer (which reduces inhibitions) unleashes homosexual behaviour, then logically, in was the inhibitions which kept it from manifesting at other times.

            And yes, I think it is much more likely that there is a gender-orientation spectrum, with only a tiny minority of people being 100% gay and a larger but still small minority being 100% straight.

            My guess would be that at least 80% of the population, in their natural state, would experience attraction to both genders, often skewed more to one gender than the other.

            If this were not the case, we would not need such violent social controls in the culture to suppress same-sex attraction, would we? wink

            Jenny

            1. darkside profile image80
              darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Sexual attraction isn't the only thing that can cause an erection.

              Fear can too. Excitement. Jumping off a high point into water. Without nary a sexual thought a guy can wake up with the 'morning glory'. It can respond to physical and/or mental stimulation. Or sometimes not.

              It really does have a mind of its own.

              According to Law & Order SVU male rape victims can have an erection.

              Getting a Hubber Score of 100 apparently works better than Viagra.

              1. Inspirepub profile image81
                Inspirepubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                LOL - and is that legal in India?

                Jenny

      2. JonTutor profile image53
        JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dude you need to get your facts straight....Those fundamentalists keep bashing gays for there supposed "choices" ... Most of the gays don't really have a choice... They are born with that inclination or attraction.... And being Bisexual has been more acceptable for woman..... In my high school we guys used to watch porno during summer... most of the guys never had any problems woman/woman or one man/two woman scenes but whenever anything man/man most of the guys would find it disgusting..... You gotta read more.. there are studies which conclude that there is some amount of Bi tendencies even among some men..... but at conscious level men are more likely to suppress it.

        1. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You do know there are people who commit homosexual acts but deny they are gay.

          What I'm saying is, who am I to say it has to be A or B? For some they feel they were born that way, others do it because they want to.

        2. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Getting back to this, you're saying that being bisexual is their default setting, and therefore being straight is a choice?

          Dude you need to keep your facts straight.

          1. JonTutor profile image53
            JonTutorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            @Darkside My bad... my apologies.... most of these fundamentalists bash gays.... when being gay mostly isn't a choice.... I get it.... you're  "choice" interpretation is far too advanced for thick head fundamentalists.... Peace out dude.

      3. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image89
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Which brings us to the question of: who cares if it's a choice? People make choices all the time. Should we eliminate people's right to religious freedom because it involves a choice of what religion to follow or whether to follow one at all?

  19. profile image53
    PurePakistaniposted 8 years ago

    India's destruction started.

    1. earnestshub profile image90
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Another bloody ignorant homophobic! Where do you guys come from?

      1. Shil1978 profile image90
        Shil1978posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I guess he's given a hint in the ID he's chosen to register with smile

        1. earnestshub profile image90
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yep! We got us another zealot!

          1. Shil1978 profile image90
            Shil1978posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh yes - as if we didn't already have enough of them in here. Perhaps, this fella has got a special invite from usmanali. Maybe he wanted some support smile

            1. usmanali81 profile image54
              usmanali81posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Nop cool

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Still don't have the courage to put up your photo??
                A man of god has a lot of courage. smile

                1. usmanali81 profile image54
                  usmanali81posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  It's just for security purpose as the Freemasons are after me.

                  1. earnestshub profile image90
                    earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes of course they are!

      2. profile image53
        PurePakistaniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Qur'an say world end start when this happen. Only Islam believe live.  India now pay for rape murder india muslim kashmir brother sister.

  20. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image89
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    If it's wrong to love you, then I don't want to be right.

  21. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Get out the rainbow flag!!!!!!

 
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