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Supreme Court To Hear Petition Challenging Gay Sex

by Aruna on July 21, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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Supreme Court To Hear Petition Challenging Gay Sex

The Supreme Court will hear a petition challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling to legalize gay sex among consenting adults, say reports.

On July 9, a two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice K. G. Balkrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam had issued notice to the Union Government, to explain its stand on a petition challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling to legalize gay sex among consenting adults.


The apex court was hearing a plea filed by astrologer Suresh Kumar Kaushal against the Delhi High Court's verdict.

The bench said they would hear the opinions of all the parties concerned before giving any interim order in this matter.

Except the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), no political party has made its stand clear on the Delhi High Court's ruling to quash Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

When the counsel appearing for Kaushal drag the attention of the bench about seven cases of gay marriages reported after Delhi High Court's verdict, the bench made it clear that they have not changed the definition of marriage.

The bench said the police had not been registering cases under Section 377 of IPC, and no body has been prosecuted. Thought the clause is in place since 1860 there have been a few cases under the penal provision except those of paedophile cases, the Judges said.

In the petition Kaushal said, homosexual behavior is against the Indian societal norms, if such abnormality is permitted, it will lead society towards a wrong path.

Notices were also issued to NAZ Foundation, and other respondents who were parties before the Delhi High Court.

Source: ANI
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