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Haf and the United Nations

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Maya3, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Maya3

    Maya3 Well-Known Member

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  2. Vinayaka

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    I love HAF, and what they do,
     
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  3. Kalibhakta

    Kalibhakta Jai Maha Kali Ma!

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    I cannot tell you the joy I had when I came out to my priest and he told me that doesn't matter to god.....
    I actually cried. I am glad I am in a religion where I am not judged on that.
     
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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    An awesome move by HAF. Good points made by Swaminathan Venkataraman.

    Well, they're maintaining the reduced rights of millions upon millions of homosexual people for the sake of some political maneuvering. That seems pretty anti-gay to me.
     
  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    It is not that. The Indian government is seriously thinking of changing the antiquated British law of 1862. The law was drafted by the infamous Lord Macauley. Section 377A was incorporated in 1938. India criminalized homosexuality until June 2, 2009, when the High Court of Delhi declared section 377 of the Indian Penal Code invalid. India has reinstated its ban on homosexuality on December 11, 2013, making it a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment up to a life time. It had to do this because the courts do not have the jurisdiction to invalidate laws. It is the function of the Parliament. The police overlook such cases. However, changing the law is difficult because it would not be liked by any of the three major religions (Hinduism, Islam and Christianity). It also depends of the numbers of the ruling party in the Parliament and in the Upper House (where the current government does not have majority). So, no immediate action is possible. In a democracy like ours, one cannot ride rough-shod over people's desires.
     
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  7. Maya3

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    HAF is amazing. I feel proud to have an American Hindu group behind me who is a strong open minded group who stands up for dharma no matter what.
    It takes guts to do this and criticize India's stance.

    Maya
     
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    MOD POST
    THREAD MOVED TO POLITICAL DEBATES
     
  9. Maya3

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    I´m a little confused, why was it moved?
    How is speaking about what the Hindu American Foundation is doing not Hindu?

    Maya
     
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    Just to post up an article about some of the impact of this recriminalisation - Indian transgender activist resists molest by police officer, gets beaten up | Gay Star News

     
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