Love is Not a Crime! Protect Our Right to Equality - #Repeal377
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Love is Not a Crime! Protect Our Right to Equality - #Repeal377

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The Supreme Court has upheld Section 377 which calls for imprisonment of anyone who "voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature". This is an outdated 19th century law that is against freedom of choice, right to equality and right to privacy.

Our constitution protects the “right to equality before the law”, and this judgement does the complete opposite. Such clear discrimination is absolutely unacceptable and we must not tolerate it in our country.

Everyone is affected - this law does not apply only to those of a different sexual orientation - the vague and outdated wording is open to interpretation and violates the right to consensual sex in privacy. If we thousands of Indians speak out, the Parliament has power to vote to overturn the Supreme Court.

Sign the petition asking parliament to immediately decriminalise consensual adult same-sex relations.

The Delhi High Court had on July 2, in 2009 decriminalised gay sex as provided in Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and had ruled that sex between two consenting adults in private would not be an offence. But today the Supreme Court today overturned that order in one quick judgement.

The good news is that many Members of the Parliament have come out saying that the Government should decriminalise homosexuality. If more MPs know that this is something the public cares about, we’ll be able to ensure Section 377 gets amended.

Raise your voice to the government to make sure consensual adult same-sex relations is legal. Please sign now.

To:
Government of India
Our constitution protects the “right to equality before the law”, and this judgement does the complete opposite. Such clear discrimination is absolutely unacceptable and we must not tolerate it in our country. Please amend section 377 and decriminalise consensual homosexual relations immediately.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      • 3 days ago

      Because, All you need is love :)

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      • 3 days ago

      This is important to me because this about our society. About people. How in the name of God ( any god you choose to repose your faith in, or none for that matter) can you declare a whole section of people as 'freaks of nature'?

      don't just call yourselves human because you have the anatomical characteristics to be one. Use that humanity in you.

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    • abida nahid INDIA
      • 4 days ago

      We are all human. Each one of us deserves equal rights!

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    • Akshay Kumar DELHI, INDIA
      • 5 days ago

      Ensuring Right to Equality as enlisted in the Indian Constitution. Also, I believe this would result in a peaceful state in the long run.

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    • Satish Misra NEW DELHI, UNITED STATES
      • 11 days ago

      We need to respect and honour the other view and other behaviour. We must not think that what we think or like is the sole truth.

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