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1 Homosexuality in India Alayne Lawrence ENGL

2 What is Homosexuality? According to dictionary.refrence.com, A sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex. According to dictionary.refrence.com, A sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.

3 Homosexuality is a Part of Life Cannot be controlled Cannot be controlled Developed mentally and physically from birth Developed mentally and physically from birth

4 In the Indian society certain laws and the religion of many people prevent them from accepting homosexuality as a moral prerogative, and they still look at same sex couples in a rejecting way.

5 India’s Laws against Homosexuality “Current attitudes towards homosexuality, in part go back to 1860, when India was under British rule. It was then that the infamous Section 377 was introduced into the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 discriminates persons on the basis of their sexual orientation, and asserts that the offence is "sodomy." Section 377 was put into place for all the British colonies including, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, but has since been repealed in England, the rule's country of origin. Section 377 prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature." To put it simply, homosexuality per se is not an offence, but being caught in a homosexual act is illegal.” -Chinmayee Manjunath

6 Laws against Homosexuality Causes: Homosexuals to rebel against the rules Homosexuals to rebel against the rules Homosexuals to express themselves secretly Homosexuals to express themselves secretly Social rejection Social rejection

7 Religion and Homosexuality Religion plays a major factor Religion plays a major factor Homosexuality is against all aspects of the Islamic Faith Homosexuality is against all aspects of the Islamic Faith

8 As new cultures emerge the old people still try to live by the same rules. The way people live life is changing and one cannot judge someone’s character as a person based on their sexual preference.

9 Works Cited Manjunath,Chinmayee. “Homosexuality in India, where tradition still rules.” Greatreporter.com. (June 2003) 30 April 2008


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