India on the Verge of Repealing 150 Year Ban on Homosexuality

India flagflag-rainbow1India is on the verge of a major victory for civil liberties: repealing a ban on homosexuality that was first introduced by the British 150 years ago.


While Winston Churchill once said “Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash,” the Crown imposed a ban on only one of those traditions in India. The country only recently held its first national Gay Pride march.

The repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — making sex “against nature” punishable by up to ten years in prison — is a relic of an earlier time. However, it is important to note that our Supreme Court only recently overturned its decision supporting the state criminalization of homosexual relations.

Unfortunately, gays in Moscow are facing their own obstacles — even to march as a group, here.

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20 thoughts on “India on the Verge of Repealing 150 Year Ban on Homosexuality”

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  2. Vince:

    someone said it, I personally like the sound of “rum, buggery and the lash” more vivid and it appeals to my proletarian senses.

  3. “It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash,”

    I thought it was “rum, buggery and the lash”

  4. Vince,

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  5. madia, I have seen your comments on a number of threads. I can tell you with certainty that no one pays any attention to slanderous statements from anonymous sources. It is the same as my posting under a fictitious name that I have it on good authority that madia is embezzling funds from the family trust. You get the picture?

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  7. Cube,

    Don’t you know the old saying that a man is welcome everyplace but his home. Or will get respect everyplace but home or many different variations. So, just consider the Troll source and be done with them. Shake the dust off of your sandals at the door.

  8. Since this might be my only chance to defend Prof. Turley, here in this world of listeners to all things serious, valid, and accurate, I must take this opportunity to respectfully object to “madia’s” “comment” above.

    The specific cyber-objection is “Eateth Meeth.”

  9. I can tell you with certainty that the vast majority of Mr. Turley’s relatives & friends LOATH his appearances on Countdown and are sick with the shame & humiliation it has brought to them.

  10. Well won’t the Prince and Princess be happy now. They can move to India and enjoy others company legally.

  11. I’m glad you mentioned, Professor, that this country is not all that far ahead of India as far as the legality of homosexuality is concerned. But the GLBT community still does not have anything approaching equal rights here, and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” should be a supreme embarassment to us, not to mention a real hindrance to our military.

    I trust you’ll let us know when India finishes considing it and the actual repeal of the ban on homosexuality comes about.

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