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Flaunt it, get punished: Subramanian Swamy's message to LGBT community

8 January, 2018 10:31 AM
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Flaunt it, get punished: Subramanian Swamy's message to LGBT community

Swamy has been vocal about his views on homosexuality.

NEW DELHI: As the Supreme Court decides to reconsider the Constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has a few words for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.

“As long as they don't celebrate it, don't flaunt it, don't create gay bars to select partners it's not a problem,” said Swamy.

“In their privacy what they do, nobody can invade. But if you flaunt it, it has to be punished and therefore there has to be Section 377 of the IPC,” added Swamy.

On Monday, a top court bench – Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar, and DY Chandrachud – claimed that the issue arising out of Section 377 needs to be debated upon by a larger bench.

The court has also issued a notice to the Central government seeking its response on a writ petition filed by five members of the LGBT community, who stated that they live in fear of police because of their natural sexual preferences.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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