Monthly Archives: December 2013

Statement: Banning homosexual sex in India disregards basic sexual rights

Ruling by India’s Supreme Court banning homosexual sex disregards basic sexual and human rights India’s Supreme Court re-criminalised consensual adult same-sex relations and referred to the colonial era penal code 377 that describes homosexual sex being “against the order nature”. The law behind the ruling is obsolete and erroneous: homosexuality is a natural phenomenon that occurs in every society throughout the globe. It is also known to occur in many other species. The ruling, by demeaning persons for their sexual orientation, is discriminating and degrading, and thus should be overturned immediately. The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) condemns all (more…)