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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 11:59 AM
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India court reviews gay sex order
Source: BBC

India's Supreme Court has refused to put on hold a landmark court judgement decriminalising gay sex in the country.

The court said the Delhi high court ruling had no "penal consequences", and asked the government to make clear its views on the issue within two months.

The 3 July ruling faces two challenges by people who want to have the 148-year-old, colonial-era law reinstated.

India's gay community and human rights activists welcomed the ruling, but it was opposed by religious leaders.

The high court ruling has been challenged by an astrologer and a yoga guru.

In his petition astrologer Suresh Kaushal says India's ancient scriptures and values do not permit homosexuality and argues that the recent court judgement would lead to the spread of HIV and Aids.

The Supreme Court has asked the government and human rights groups which campaigned against the law to respond to the petition. Two judges said they would resume deliberations on 14 September.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8158796.stm
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 12:10 PM
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1. Good for the court!
Sorry for the astrologer. OK, not really.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 02:57 PM
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2. They wanted CURLY fries with that, not the normal kind...!!!
and they were missing lemons for their iced teas...
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 03:11 PM
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3. Uh... Suresh...
That's why they are "ancient scriptures and values" because we don't want them anymore. For all the relaxing yoga practitioners do they are the most uptight people I have ever met.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 03:22 PM
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4. The irony is
that the law is a colonial era law, put in place by the British. There is nothing in Hindu scriptures that even addresses homosexuality.





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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 04:56 AM
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7. But there seems to be a whole lot of history
predating the British occupation that involves segregation and castration.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 12:17 AM
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5. stupid asshole, India already has spread of HIV AND AIDS
including among heterosexuals.

nations that are most supportive of gay rights have the least problems when it comes to AIDS.

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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 07:50 AM
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8. that wouild be an intersting and telling study
the realtionship begin sexual moores and HIV. Most people would assume the opposite of what you state. Do you have any links?
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 12:19 AM
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6. "In his petition ASTROLOGER Suresh Kaushal "
this astrologer knows more than the scientists, doctors, and lawyers who supported getting rid of the law.

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