URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,771 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Hindu groups block move to decriminalize homosexual acts in India

Catholic World News - December 17, 2013

In India, Hindu-nationalist leaders are strongly opposing a move to decriminalize homosexual acts.

Earlier this month, India’s supreme court overruled a decision by a Delhi court, and upheld 19th-century law prescribing penalties of up to 12 years in prison for homosexuality. The top court ruled that homosexual activity is a “crime against nature.”

The court’s ruling prompted an immediate outcry from gay-rights groups, and the Congress Party, the main force in the nation’s ruling coalition, proposed emergency legislation to decriminalize homosexuality. But that move was denounced by Rajnath Singh, the leader of the powerful Hindu-nationalist BJP party. In the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Party also came out in opposition to decriminalization, as did the Shiv Sena party in Mumbai. As a result, the drive for emergency legislation has stalled.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,519 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,481.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days