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India: Gay couple get married, but in uncertain terms

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  1. Why do two people who love each other have to run away? Has the world gone mad, with all the hate and people dying and all of the problems in the world. When it comes to two men in love it seems to think that is more important than feeding all of the tens of thousands of children who die every day in the world. How perverted is any religion that views religion more important than feeding starving children or letting two people who love each other be together. It seems some religious people want to make sure no body is happy and that every body is just as miserable as these religious fanatics are who think they have to stop everybody who loves another person.

    1. In fairness it would appear from the information here that the principal issue is a legal one, involving the registration of the marriage, not a religious one.

  2. GingerlyColors 10 Apr 2012, 10:30am

    The Hindu Marriage Act prohibits same-sex unions but what about civil marriages? India is home not only to major religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Bhuddism but hundreds of other faiths so a separation of religion and state is definately needed there.
    Hopefully some good will come out of all this. It is not long ago that the Supreme Court in New Delhi struck down the outdated laws left behind by the British and it seems that gays are now well on the road to full equality in India. Just look at the progress made in Nepal.

  3. Its sad India was suppose to be the must progressive country but sadly they are still suck in the dark ages.

    1. John Champneys 10 Apr 2012, 3:35pm

      >”New Delhi struck down the outdated laws left behind by the British”
      Indeed. Every time I read a story like this I sigh and say to myself:
      “Oh my God, Macauley’s children are playing their silly games again”
      This is a reference to a bigoted Scotsman Macauley who started writing the
      Indian Penal Code around 1845. It was finished in 1860.
      Incredibly, the Code was never Indian, yet Indians carry on as if it IS Indian, as if being gay is somehow “anti-Indian”. It’s not. The Code was written in an attempt to criminalise, inter alia, sexual relations between consenting same-sex couples. Incredibly, his Indian “children” have taken it largely on board. Fortunately its foundation is crumbling.
      Come on you Indians, Wake Up!! This is the 21st century!!

      Yours sincerely,
      John Champneys
      Englishman

  4. nandakumar 3 Mar 2013, 3:13pm

    What is the latest status

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