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Gay rights: Sonia supports, Deoband opposes, Centre may bring ordinance to legalise gay sex

New Delhi: The Centre is seriously considering bringing an ordinance to legalise gay sex rights, as a large section of public opinion has raised its pitch against the Supreme Court verdict holding gay sex as

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: December 12, 2013 19:36 IST
gay rights sonia supports deoband opposes centre may bring
gay rights sonia supports deoband opposes centre may bring ordinance to legalise gay sex

New Delhi: The Centre is seriously considering bringing an ordinance to legalise gay sex rights, as a large section of public opinion has raised its pitch against the Supreme Court verdict holding gay sex as a grave crime.


Congress President Sonia Gandhi today issued a statement saying: "I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has reversed a previous Delhi High Court ruling on the issue of gay rights. The High Court had wisely removed an archaic, regressive and unjust law that infringed on the basic human rights enshrined in our Constitution.

"This Constitution has given  us a great legacy, a legacy of liberalism and openness, that enjoin us to combat prejudice and discrimination of any kind.

"We are proud that our culture has always been an inclusive and tolerant one. The Supreme Court also suggested another course.

"I hope that Parliament will address this issue and uphold the Constitutional guarantee of life and liberty to all citizens of India, including those directly affected by this judgement."

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