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Love is for all
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) is a community which consists of humans having attraction for the same sex. LGBT people in India do not have the right to indulge in their sexual orientation. Homosexual intercourse is a criminal offence under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
Section 377 is a legal prohibition against private, adult, consensual and non-commercial activity among same-sex individuals, and is considered by its opponents to be in direct violation of fundamental rights provided by the Indian Constitution. Homosexual intercourse was made a criminal offence for a person to voluntarily have "carnal intercourse against the order of nature.?

However, in 2009 the Delhi High Court overruled the section and gave its consent to the community to enjoy their full rights as citizens of the country. The decision of the High Court was applied not just to the territory of the state over which the High Court in question has jurisdiction but it was applied throughout India.

However, incidents of harassment of homosexual group still occurred. Later, the Supreme Court of India bench comprising justices G. S. Singhvi and S. J. Mukhopadhaya overturned the decision of the lower court in 2013 and upheld the validity of Section 377. The apex court added that the decision to overturn the relevant Section must be made inside the parliament and not by the judiciary.

Recently, the bench has come up with the decision that; if any member of this community indulges in sexual intercourse it will be counted as criminal offense and will be imprisoned with a minimum sentence of 10 years and maximum extending to life.

The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, is a foundation which is a major support to the LGBT community in the country stated that it would file a petition for review of the court's decision. TheHuman Rights groups expressed their worries that this decision of the apex court would render homosexual couples vulnerable to police harassment. They said, "The Supreme Court's ruling is a disappointing setback to human dignity, and the basic rights to privacy and non-discrimination.

People in India worship so many gods and say that whatever god has given, we accept it as the gift from nature. Then why this discrimination with a section of people who are naturally born as gay or lesbian? Aren't the LGBT a part of naturally born human race?

Should they not be accepted by the society, and should they not have the rights to live their life as they want to or as the normal human being is intended to? Why does this community always have to suffer embarrassment or harassment every now and then? There has to be a stop to such inhuman behavior towards this community. A thought for those who also have all the rights to breathe in the open and have a secure place of their own must be given.

Just stop once and think about it: Love is for all!


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