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UN Human Rights Chief Speaks Out Against India's Supreme Court Decision Recriminalizing Gay Sex

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 6.12.58 PMThe head of the United Nation's human rights division has denounced the Supreme Court of India's ruling re-criminalizing gay sex, saying the decision violates international human rights laws. RTT News reports:

"Criminalizing private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

The Supreme Court's decision, she added in a news release, represents "a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights."

Indian government officials have vowed to take action against the ruling.  

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  1. Why is anal sex thought of as a homosexual thing? Plenty of breeders engage in it.

    FFS why was I born on this ugly little hypocritical orb?

    Posted by: Guido | Dec 12, 2013 8:23:11 PM


  2. Two steps forward... one step backward... one step forward... three steps backward... two steps forward... five steps backward...

    Posted by: superbombasticbubblingplastic | Dec 12, 2013 11:05:46 PM


  3. Throw India OUT of the United Nations and all the benefits, protections and funding they receive because of their membership.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Dec 13, 2013 12:24:04 AM


  4. Is this the real Mike Ryan? I understood you on the olympics boycott but you've been completely whacko on India so I'm wondering if this is an impostor.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Dec 13, 2013 1:46:19 AM


  5. Let's be real, India is a deeply traditional society, very conservative. Sodomy law will not be abolished any time soon. There is no general agreement in western world about the human rights of LGBT, in India it's just unrealistic to expect any action against a widely supported law.

    Posted by: lukebrux | Dec 13, 2013 4:00:15 AM


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