No Hindustan Times de hoje:
“In a pathbreaking judgement, the Delhi High Court on Thursday legalised gay sex among consenting adults holding that the law making it a criminal offence violates fundamental rights.
However, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality, will continue for non-consensual and non-vaginal sex.
The High Court said “the provision of section 377 IPC will continue to govern non-consensual penile non-vaginal sex and penile non vaginal sex involving minors”.
The court clarified that “by adults we mean everyone who is 18 years of age or above”.
It further said that this judgement will hold till Parliament chooses to amend the law.”
e no Financial Times:
“The verdict was made in response to a court case filed by Naz Foundation India, an organisation that promotes safe sex practices between men, challenging article 377 of the Indian Penal Code on the grounds that it violates India’s liberal, democratic post-independence constitution.
The existing law does not address same-sex acts specifically, but is a ban on “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”. It has been used mainly to prosecute male homosexuals, however.
The National Aids Control Organisation, which has backed the Naz challenge, says criminalisation of gay sex has hampered efforts to fight HIV/Aids among a high-risk group.
The home ministry, however, had warned the court that decriminalising what it terms “unnatural sex” could “open floodgates of delinquent behaviour and be misconstrued as providing unbridled licence for the same”.
Conservative religious groups across the spectrum, including Hindus, Muslims and Christian representatives in India, have echoed similar concerns.
However, social activists, gay groups and some liberal officials say such intolerance is a colonial import at odds with the older Indian acceptance of sexual diversity. Hindu mythology even has stories of deities temporarily changing their gender for amorous encounters.”
O site da Naz Foundation India: http://www.nazindia.org/
Já há uns dias atrás saiu um outro artigo sobre isto: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/36444532-64bf-11de-a13f-00144feabdc0.html
E o site de Siddharth Dube, que é mencionado no artigo: http://www.siddharthdube.com/
E não resisto a uma nova entrada aqui no blog do príncipe de que o Constantino já falou…: