Equality, love, pride!By Viboshini Bose
December 19, 2018
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.“, said Abraham Lincoln.
Even though we got our freedom on August 15, 1947, I still don’t feel it in my bones. A country is free, only if its people are free. How can our country be free, if it prevents a certain group of people from exercising a certain basic right?
I recently learned that it is a punishable offence under the section 377 of Indian Penal Code, for an LGBT couple to get married in India.
When any two sound and responsible individuals of a society want to engage in a matrimonial bond, what right has anyone, even the state, to deny it? A marriage is a marriage!
Aren’t LGBT people equally sound and responsible individuals as the straight people. So why differentiate?
On what proper grounds, is gay marriage illegal?
What is your stance on homosexuality? Tell me in the comment section.
As for me, What is my stance on red colour? It is a colour. What is my stance on homosexuality? It is a sexuality. Who am I to allow or prohibit it?
People are born this way. They can be attracted to the same sex (homosexual), opposite sex (heterosexual), or maybe even both (bisexual). This doesn’t have anything to do with gender identity, which is another subject altogether.
You don’t fall in love with the gender, you fall in love with a person.
It was proven that in animals homosexuality and bisexuality is practised. It is a natural thing. The law criminalizing homosexuality and various other inhuman laws were old British laws. But let me remind you, the same people consider these laws to be barbaric now. Times change. People change.
It is not just a question of LGBT rights, it is a question of human rights!
I wish India would decriminalize these laws soon. And people who think this is a start of an apocalypse, you should know that there are other countries which accepted LGBT marriages way before you homophobic people hit puberty. It is not gonna be long before India realizes that the section 377 law is bullshit!
Because it doesn’t matter whether we are straight or gay basically we are all humans. The least we could do is to respect one another and their choices. There lies the equality, then comes love followed by pride.
P. C: Google