This would be a breach of right to privacy, said one scholar.

Concealing ones sexuality before marriage should be criminal say advocates and scholarsImage for representation/
news Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:41

Following three suicides in Bangalore last month after realizing that their partners had hidden their homosexuality before marriage, advocates and senior research scholars from law universities suggest that concealing one’s sexuality before marriage should be a crime, according to The New Indian Express.

In a national seminar on ‘’Changing Trends in Marriage’ at the University of Madras on Sunday, Devadas G Maley from Gulbarga University said that there are not any laws protect women’s rights in the wedding, so it should be considered a crime.

A research scholar from Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras, however, said that this would be a breach of right to privacy. Responding to this, Devadas said that only when a person is asked to talk about his sexuality in public. But the person is only asked to disclose his identity to the concerned people.

The advocate and scholars said that a new trend called ‘psychological impotency’ was growing among youth in cities like Chennai.

Explaining this state, Professor S Rajalakshmi from Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University said the person thinks that they are impotent due to personal experiences. Even if they realize that their impotence after wedding, they feel that they are incapable of intercourse, as reported in The New Indian Express.

She added that even after therapy sessions many couples end up taking a divorce when they come to know about the sexuality of the partner.

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