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Hindu Reaction to Legalizing Consensual Gay Sex in India

The Delhi High Court on Thursday, July 2, 2009 delivered a historic judgment legalizing private consensual sex between adults of the same sex. So How did Hindus react to the historic judgment? The reaction of some of the Hindu priests was on expected lines and they condemned it. But several articles written by Hindu leaders and scholars welcomed the decriminalization of private consensual gay sex as they thought Hinduism had always accepted Gay relationships.There is no central authority in Hinduism that reacts to incidents like the legalization of consensual Gay sex. Therefore opinions of Hindus vary. Some welcome, some accept, some ignore, some oppose it democratically and some react to it violently. The comments section of popular newspapers and news websites in India were filled with all these type of reactions.
Like it or not homosexuality is a reality and it is accepted by Hindu scriptures. Puranas and Epics have not condemned it and asks to learn to accept Gays and to avoid b…

Quotes from Gitanjali of Rabindranath Tagore

Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind.I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.And it shall be my endeavor to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.Rabindranath Tagore