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Indian Govt: Ignore Health Minister’s Gay Claims


Infighting continues over same-sex love over in India.

A High Court last week ruled that their colonial era prohibitions should remain, but some in the government, particularly the Health Minister, insist the law, called Section 377, does more harm than good. But government leaders aren’t having it and told the Court yesterday to ignore Minister Anbumani Ramadoss pleas, which include highlighting the rate of HIV infection among shamed gays.

…The Government on Monday told the Delhi High Court not to consider Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss’s views on legalising gay sex among consenting adults and said Section 377 of the IPC was “the will of Parliament and the people, how so wrong it may be”.

“Your Lordships can ignore the statements of the Minister…his statements cannot change the law,” said Additional Solicitor General PP Malhotra on Monday before a Bench of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar.

Such a stance astounds us – if a health official insists a population – and a nation – are in danger, we would be inclined to believe them.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 30, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • liberal
      liberal

      It’s a sad day for India. Basically what they are saying is that after years of struggle to gain freedom from their British Colonial oppressors they now realize that they’d like to go back and live in colonial times again. No wonder the caste system is still alive and well in India.

      Disgusting and stupid and reason to not visit any time soon.

      Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      LOL, I love it when these primitive societies blame “colonial era laws” for their homophobia! They have been independent from Britain since 1947, so I think this is more than enough time for them to change the law if they wanted to!!!

      And you would think with all the grotesque overpopulation that India suffers from that they would actively encourage gay sex as a means of bringing the numbers of ill-educated religious nutjobs/morons down to manageable levels.

      When the British left India in 1947 India’s population was 450million, it is now way over 1 Billion and climbing.

      Sep 30, 2008 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Madam HoVery
      Madam HoVery

      @ tallskin: The mistake of all societies was that your breeders and that their inbred spawns, like you, were kept alive!

      Oct 1, 2008 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DEVIL INCARNATE
      DEVIL INCARNATE

      Don’t spread misinformation. The Delhi HC is still hearing final arguments. It has not delivered its judgment. Please be patient.

      Oct 6, 2008 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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