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(BBC)   Nation of 1 billion people struggling with grinding poverty, poor sanitation, religious tension, a Communist insurgency, and endemic corruption gets its priorities straight and brings back colonial-era ban on gay sex   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 74
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2013-12-11 02:50:14 PM
Same nation still cool with gang rape.
 
2013-12-11 02:50:33 PM
My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.
 
2013-12-11 02:53:26 PM

super_grass: My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.


Thank goodness that never happens in the First World.
 
2013-12-11 02:55:00 PM
little different than the good ole' USA, Sherlock.   only our insurgents are Corporate Fascists.  well, they aren't really insurgents anymore because they own our government and 'elected' Representatives and fashion Laws that benefit them at the expense of the bottom 95%.
 
2013-12-11 02:55:37 PM

redqueenmeg: super_grass: My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.

Thank goodness that never happens in the First World.



Whew!!   you got that right.  snicker.
 
2013-12-11 02:56:29 PM

super_grass: My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.



Divide and Conquer.   works very well.
 
2013-12-11 02:57:58 PM
FTFA:

However, the ruling has been welcomed by religious groups, particularly leaders of India's Muslim and Christian communities, who had challenged the Delhi High Court order.

Percentage of people in India who are Muslim: ~13%
Percentage of people in India who are Christian: ~3%

da fuq?
 
2013-12-11 03:01:28 PM
Which is why I support the Naxalite movement.
 
2013-12-11 03:02:09 PM

grumpfuff: FTFA:

However, the ruling has been welcomed by religious groups, particularly leaders of India's Muslim and Christian communities, who had challenged the Delhi High Court order.

Percentage of people in India who are Muslim: ~13%
Percentage of people in India who are Christian: ~3%

da fuq?


That's still 160 million or so people.

India is a screwed up place.
 
2013-12-11 03:02:44 PM
Man, I could really go for some chicken vindaloo and garlic naan.
 
2013-12-11 03:03:54 PM
Which is weird, because before the English occupation, the Hindu population of India did not even have categories of straight and gay, and the Muslim population considered gender to be defined more by marriage and social roles than by who was having sex with whom. A step backward for India would be to remove all mention of British "straight and gay" categories and to begin building temples and government buildings covered in orgies. Homophobia has no historical precedent in India before the English occupation. Homophobia is a kind of damage that colonialism, and gloablization, do to cultures.
 
2013-12-11 03:04:58 PM
Great, this will give the GOP ideas.
 
2013-12-11 03:05:19 PM
 Dear India,

I love your food but the way your culture sucks. You've got a caste system, you treat women like property, and your movies are filled with silly dancing. Time to get your act together. Sincerely, the rest of the world
 
2013-12-11 03:10:53 PM
I scrolled down and laughed.  Maybe it's just me, but the guy in the orange turban holding the STOP GAY SEX sign looks pretty flamboyant in that pose.
 
2013-12-11 03:11:48 PM
Thus solving those other problems once and for all.

// ONCE. AND. FOR. ALL.
 
2013-12-11 03:13:05 PM

Bennie Crabtree: Which is weird, because before the English occupation, the Hindu population of India did not even have categories of straight and gay, and the Muslim population considered gender to be defined more by marriage and social roles than by who was having sex with whom. A step backward for India would be to remove all mention of British "straight and gay" categories and to begin building temples and government buildings covered in orgies. Homophobia has no historical precedent in India before the English occupation. Homophobia is a kind of damage that colonialism, and gloablization, do to cultures.


Well, the article did mention that the government has indeed made such concessions to the hijra in recent years. Small favors, I guess. :/
 
2013-12-11 03:13:39 PM
You'd think the people that gave the world the "Kama Sutra" would be down with a little man-on-man or woman-on-woman action.
 
2013-12-11 03:14:03 PM

Lunchlady: grumpfuff: FTFA:

However, the ruling has been welcomed by religious groups, particularly leaders of India's Muslim and Christian communities, who had challenged the Delhi High Court order.

Percentage of people in India who are Muslim: ~13%
Percentage of people in India who are Christian: ~3%

da fuq?

That's still 160 million or so people.

India is a screwed up place.


It was more a reference to the ~80% who are Hindu, which either says nothing about gay sex, or, in some places, celebrates it. I originally meant to include something along the lines of this:

Bennie Crabtree: Which is weird, because before the English occupation, the Hindu population of India did not even have categories of straight and gay, and the Muslim population considered gender to be defined more by marriage and social roles than by who was having sex with whom. A step backward for India would be to remove all mention of British "straight and gay" categories and to begin building temples and government buildings covered in orgies. Homophobia has no historical precedent in India before the English occupation. Homophobia is a kind of damage that colonialism, and gloablization, do to cultures.


But I hit add comment to soon.
 
2013-12-11 03:14:31 PM
So nice to see there's still a place in this world for Rick Santorum.
 
2013-12-11 03:14:49 PM

give me doughnuts: You'd think the people that gave the world the "Kama Sutra" would be down with a little man-on-man or woman-on-woman action.


Fun fact: The Kama Sutra discusses gay sex favorably.
 
2013-12-11 03:15:25 PM
BBC Commentator Soutik Biswas anagrams:

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Saki Swob Suit
Tuba Kiwis Sos
 
2013-12-11 03:18:55 PM
To all the homophobic bigots throughout the world, gays have always been here and always will be, you aren't getting rid of them anytime soon, so just let it go.

Also, go fark yourselves.
 
2013-12-11 03:20:42 PM

super_grass: My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.


Actually no:
a) it was a legal ruling, not an act of politicians
b) none of the major parties were backing the appeal that led to the ruling

My flatmate is an Indian lawyer and he said there was a veritable shiate-storm among the mostly liberal-leaning Indian legal community last night. The supreme court apparently circumvented four different substantive legal questions brought in the suit and found another way to basically ask parliament to make new legislation.
 
2013-12-11 03:22:46 PM
According to Section 377, a 153-year-old colonial-era law, a same-sex relationship is an "unnatural offence" and punishable by a 10-year jail term.


and the punishment for getting caught smoking cigarettes is... they make you smoke the whole pack!
 
2013-12-11 03:23:22 PM
It's not gay if the tips don't touch, Haji.
 
2013-12-11 03:28:35 PM
stop the gay sex!
stop it!
you guys over there, stop doing that!
take it out of him!!!

yeeesh.
 
2013-12-11 03:29:23 PM
This decision has Agra-vated many around the world, and India's Gaya population looks to be out of Lucknow. If you Assam the BJ Party wins in the next election (they have the support of Manipur Indians), this will not be resolved soon as the BJP could Kerala less about gay rights. On the bright side, this law could Goa way in a few years.

/hope this wasn't too much of a Punjab
 
2013-12-11 03:29:33 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Same nation still cool with gang rape.


What 'being cool with gang rape' might look like.  You would've never heard about that case if all of these people hadn't shed international exposure on a few corrupt government officials and shamed them into doing something.

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-12-11 03:29:40 PM

super_grass: My guess: shiatty, corrupt government uses non-problem as a wedge to distract the public from the shiatty job their doing.


Same as it ever was.
 
2013-12-11 03:33:30 PM

Isitoveryet: According to Section 377, a 153-year-old colonial-era law, a same-sex relationship is an "unnatural offence" and punishable by a 10-year jail term.


and the punishment for getting caught smoking cigarettes is... they make you smoke the whole pack!


1.bp.blogspot.com

"Hmmm, very clever."
 
2013-12-11 03:35:34 PM

Pincy: gays have always been here and always will be, you aren't getting rid of them anytime soon, so just let it go.


That's not to say some enterprising up-and-coming dictator-type can't try at some point...
 
2013-12-11 03:35:50 PM
Wait.... there are a billion people in the Tea Party states?
 
2013-12-11 03:36:19 PM

Paris1127: This decision has Agra-vated many around the world, and India's Gaya population looks to be out of Lucknow. If you Assam the BJ Party wins in the next election (they have the support of Manipur Indians), this will not be resolved soon as the BJP could Kerala less about gay rights. On the bright side, this law could Goa way in a few years.

/hope this wasn't too much of a Punjab


Damn, I wish you were a liter so I could give you TF for that.
 
2013-12-11 03:42:53 PM
India? What did i win?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-12-11 03:46:11 PM
Ummmm.... yeah. Good luck with that. How are you going to stop them? Secret Bedroom Police?
 
2013-12-11 03:46:37 PM
see Indian people aren't gay so this law will only serve to protect the Indian people from foreign perverts.

(my guess at the "rationale" behind this)
 
2013-12-11 03:49:25 PM

NightSteel: I scrolled down and laughed.  Maybe it's just me, but the guy in the orange turban holding the STOP GAY SEX sign looks pretty flamboyant in that pose.


It's supposed to read STOP! GAY SEX! with a little arrow pointing to some dude's butt.
 
2013-12-11 03:51:40 PM

Inchoate: Paris1127: This decision has Agra-vated many around the world, and India's Gaya population looks to be out of Lucknow. If you Assam the BJ Party wins in the next election (they have the support of Manipur Indians), this will not be resolved soon as the BJP could Kerala less about gay rights. On the bright side, this law could Goa way in a few years.

/hope this wasn't too much of a Punjab

Damn, I wish you were a liter so I could give you TF for that.


Thank you, I'll Bihar all week...

/seriously, it's so cold outside that I'm staying Indores
 
2013-12-11 03:53:35 PM

balki1867: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Same nation still cool with gang rape.

What 'being cool with gang rape' might look like.  You would've never heard about that case if all of these people hadn't shed international exposure on a few corrupt government officials and shamed them into doing something.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


I was referring more to the government in place that overlooks gang rape and is criminalizing homosexuality, not the people themselves, but I get your point.
 
2013-12-11 04:02:05 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I was referring more to the government in place that overlooks gang rape and is criminalizing homosexuality, not the people themselves, but I get your point.


Oh, fair enough then.  In that case, I agree with you.
 
2013-12-11 04:06:39 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-11 04:12:29 PM

Bloody William: [i.imgur.com image 624x351]


I dunno. I think most flamboyant homophobes still goes to Russia. An orange turban has nothing on those guys in white and blue striped shirts.
 
2013-12-11 04:24:51 PM
Someday, India, if you try REALLY hard you might graduate to being a first world country.
But not if you keep doing sh*t like this.  I mean, most of South America is currently cooler than you.  Is THAT what you want?
 
2013-12-11 05:00:34 PM

grumpfuff: Bloody William: [i.imgur.com image 624x351]

I dunno. I think most flamboyant homophobes still goes to Russia. An orange turban has nothing on those guys in white and blue striped shirts.


ruptly.tv

France laughs at your idea of "flamboyant" anti-gay protesters.
 
2013-12-11 05:13:29 PM
This ruling is perfectly reasoned and rational. By reinstating the ban on sodomy, the nation's highest court has taken a step toward re-affirming the righteousness of God's law. As such, God will begin taking steps toward re-affirming his blessings upon the nation, as he does with all nations that keep his laws and commandments. That nations that have patterned their laws after God's laws have endured is a matter of fact and history, and that nations that have defied God's laws, by allowing homosexuality, adultery, the boiling of a goat in its mother's milk, fornication and the worship of false idols, have always fallen is also a matter of fact and history. Study it out.
 
2013-12-11 05:23:44 PM
Will no doubt be remembered as one of China's more embarrassing moments in its history of population control.
 
2013-12-11 05:30:45 PM

clowncar on fire: Will no doubt be remembered as one of China's  India's more embarrassing moments in its history of population control.


Ughhh, I kill myself sometimes
 
2013-12-11 05:34:15 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Man, I could really go for some chicken vindaloo and garlic naan.


Do they have Chick-Fil-A in India?
 
2013-12-11 05:35:21 PM

Dimensio: This ruling is perfectly reasoned and rational. By reinstating the ban on sodomy, the nation's highest court has taken a step toward re-affirming the righteousness of God's law. As such, God will begin taking steps toward re-affirming his blessings upon the nation, as he does with all nations that keep his laws and commandments. That nations that have patterned their laws after God's laws have endured is a matter of fact and history, and that nations that have defied God's laws, by allowing homosexuality, adultery, the boiling of a goat in its mother's milk, fornication and the worship of false idols, have always fallen is also a matter of fact and history. Study it out.


I imagine Republican Jesus hunched over a table poking at a calculator and talking to himself "Well, they aren't Christian but they do hate gays but they don't venerate Reagan but they do exploit their workers but..."
 
2013-12-11 05:43:16 PM
I don't think I'll ever understand why anyone cares if someone wants to have sex with the same gender.  It has no bearing on you or who you get to have sex with.  Your children aren't getting corrupted because some guys want to have sex with each other in the privacy of their home.  Thinking it's icky isn't a legal justification.  /I know religion and all that bs.  However, we all know that it's about thinking it's icky though, or hating yourself for having those feelings/desires yourself.  If thinking it's icky was a valid excuse for making laws against it, we should ban anyone from having sex with people like Rush Limbaugh because that's about as icky as it gets.
 
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