According to The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association ( ILGA), there are at least 83 countries with criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or inter-sex people (LGBTIs).
"In India, enforcement of the law against homosexual activity had been suspended by court action, but the Supreme Court overturned that ruling on December 11, 2013, so India is back on the main list of countries with anti-homosexuality laws," proclaims ILGA.
There are many present and have been very many past opinion leaders in the West who have been against same sex marriages. For example Senator Michele Bachmann of US is against legal sanction for same sex marriages and has said on one occasion, “Our children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and that perhaps they should try it, and that’ll be very soon in our public schools all across the state, beginning in kindergarten.”
Even at the notional level he thinks that homosexuality is sexual identity disorder and deems the gay lifestyle a personal bondage, despair and enslavement.
Shari Rendall, director of legislation and policy for Concerned Women for America has recently said, "Marriage between one man and one woman is critical to maintaining social stability. Society as a whole pays a high price when marriage is devalued. You see divorce; you see single-parenting; you see a rise in out-of-wedlock pregnancies."
Similarly, Pope John Paul II while referring to same-sex marriage had said,"It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man."
Even the a US-based organization called the Alliance Defense Fund has proclaimed, "God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, some groups are now attempting to replace marriage with "anything goes" arrangements. This disregard for marriage and its true purpose threatens to destroy this institution, to the detriment of future generations."