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India’s Religious Zealots Claim Anal Intercourse Impacts Them

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On Thursday, India’s Supreme Court signaled it would hear an appeal to this month’s Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalized same-sex sex. Striking down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (which concerns itself with “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”), Delhi gave gays the legal (and human?) right to be intimate with each other. Now, a threat to take that all away.

Not only is an anti-gay astrologer among the folks the Supreme Court is hearing from, but you can expect to hear from religious zealots as well. They’re certainly making sure everyone hears from them: “A confluence of Hindu, Catholic, Muslim and Jain clerics held a press conference Thursday where they described gay sex as immoral, unnatural, and alien to Indian society, culture, tradition and religious ethos, while the Akal Takht, the highest temporal body of Sikhs, criticized the amendment of Section 377 as ‘against the law of nature.'”

It’s as if Sally Kern is writing their talking points.