news Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 05:30
“Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has indicated that India could move towards abolishing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises 'unnatural sex', which include gay liaisons. Even legalisation of gay marriages could be considered, he said. This is what an Economic Times report on the front page titled, ‘Sec 377 may be scrapped says Gowda’ quoted Law Minister Sadananda Gowda as saying. If anyone rejoiced thinking the BJP was finally ready to change its stand, then that joy was surely short-lived. Sadananda Gowda was quick to retract and told ANI that he had been misquoted. “Topic was on USA legalizing same sex marriage,I just said such decisions would need wide discussions in India”- Sadananda Gowda,Law Minister He furiously tweeted to Economic Times: And dashing all hopes of a change in stand, Subramanian Swamy said,”I think the law minister was misquoted,our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder.”
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