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India’s Topmost Leaders Show Discontent with Supreme Court Verdict on Homosexuality

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India’s Topmost Leaders Show Discontent with Supreme Court Verdict on Homosexuality

December 12
18:41 2013

homosexualityNew Delhi, Thursday, December 12 – One day after Supreme Court called homosexuality as illegal and criminal offence, government of the country threw weight behind lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

The verdict met huge criticism in past 24 hours. Renowned leaders of the nation were unhappy with SC ruling on gay sex. Law minister Kapil Sibal, Finance Minister P Chidambram, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tiwari and Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed huge discontent with the judgment, wherein highest judicial forum pronounced homosexuality a criminal offence, setting Delhi High Court decision decriminalizing homosexuality.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi stated that sexual preference is actually subject of individual choice. I & B minister Tiwari said – they can amend 377 if Parliament is allowed to function. If government would like to amend anything in the section 377, then it must come with a proposal, said Sushma Swaraj, one of the eminent leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party (SP) cited of backing Supreme Court verdict and cleared about not allowing any amendment to article 377. At the moment, question arises whether politicians will unite on the issue or not! Apart from political leaders, various B-town celebrities have also expressed displeasure with the verdict that came on the last sequential date of the century – 11/12/13.

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