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Oh Snap! It's Finally OK to Be Gay in India

Oh Snap! It's Finally OK to Be Gay in India

While gay Americans fight for marriage rights, gay people in India are just winning the right to be homosexual. Today the high court in New Delhi overruled colonial-era legislation that criminalized homosexuality. Britain decriminalized homosexual acts in 1967, but its former colonies, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Zimbabwe still have strict laws against homosexual relations.


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kliis kliis 7 years
This is good news! But a funny quote in one of the pictures was "my first legal sex". That points to "i've had illegal sex". :)
sham28 sham28 7 years
I live in Washington, DC and it's confusing sometimes to think about the rest of the country/ world struggling so much with even acknowledging that gay people are not the spawn of Satan. I never give a second thought to two men or women holding hands walking around Georgetown or even making out at a club. I'm lucky that most of the people I know AND the people I meet would laugh out loud at the prospect that homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals, or that they shouldn't have the same rights. It's hard for me not to be condescending sometimes when someone disagrees with me on this issue, it just BLOWS MY MIND that some people are so terrified of someone's choice of mate.
sham28 sham28 7 years
I live in Washington, DC and it's confusing sometimes to think about the rest of the country/ world struggling so much with even acknowledging that gay people are not the spawn of Satan. I never give a second thought to two men or women holding hands walking around Georgetown or even making out at a club. I'm lucky that most of the people I know AND the people I meet would laugh out loud at the prospect that homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals, or that they shouldn't have the same rights. It's hard for me not to be condescending sometimes when someone disagrees with me on this issue, it just BLOWS MY MIND that some people are so terrified of someone's choice of mate.
poissondujour poissondujour 7 years
Well, if you think about it, the US didn't guarantee that right until a few years ago in Lawrence v. TX. Which is so sad.
cakeshinigami cakeshinigami 7 years
You're right, Sham. It's just one small step. India still needs alot of work in the civil rights department.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
Michael, years of brainwashing from your elders who learned the same thing from their own elders.
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 7 years
I mean what makes humans think they can't be gay or that there are no gay people and they shouldn't exist
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 7 years
excuse me for this comparison, but if there are gay animals in the forest, what makes humans think they are the only one who can be gay? They always try to use the notion that God doesn't make mistake. God maybe doesn't make mistake but nature surely does.
Phil Phil 7 years
Awesome! So, will they be the next government to pass same sex marriage before California? hmm.
cg130 cg130 7 years
So amazing!
cg130 cg130 7 years
So amazing!
sham28 sham28 7 years
Only a baby step but certainly in the right direction.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Great news! So much joy in those photos.
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