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Homosexuality is unethical and immoral: Samajwadi Party

Dec 12, 2013 06:05 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it will oppose any amendments to Section 377 if it comes in Parliament for discussion.

Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, "Homosexuality is unethical and immoral, it is against the culture of the country and we will fight it."

Meanwhile, it's a cautious wait and watch stance many political parties have taken on the Supreme Court verdict scrapping section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Centre has, however, hinted that it will likely go for a review petition or curative petition over the Supreme Court order which upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and criminalised gay sex. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal have come out against the Supreme Court order.

Gay sex in India is illegal again as the Supreme Court set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement and put the onus on Parliament again.

It now remains to be seen as to how long Parliament takes to make amendments to Section 377 to decriminalise homosexuality.

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