Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Homosexual Support Communities on Orkut

Gay rights has resurfaced after the Union Home Ministry had contended in the Delhi High Court that by treating homosexuality as a criminal offence, the government is protecting public health and morals.

"Indian society strongly disapproves of homosexuality and the disapproval is strong enough to justify it being treated as a criminal offence," it has said.

The argument was made in response to a PIL demanding changes in section 377 of IPC which makes all types of unnatural sex a punishable offence.

Section 377. Unnatural offences
Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with 1[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation. -Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence described in this section.
Unable to come out in the open most of the times about their sexual orientation, thousands of homosexual youngsters are now turning to popular networking sites to get heard and evolve a social consensus for their rights.

Online social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook and MySpace are getting flooded with hundreds of communities advocating "natural rights" of gays and lesbians and inviting "like-minded people" to pour out their views and emotions with anonymity.

Links to Communities:
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