Homosexuality genetic flaw, cannot be equated with normal sexual behaviour: Subramanian Swamy

In a landmark judgement, the SC on Thursday repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consensual gay sex.

Homosexuality genetic flaw, cannot be equated with normal sexual behaviour: Subramanian Swamy
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NEW DELHI: Homosexuality is a genetic flaw, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Subramanian Swamy said minutes after the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on Section 377, decriminalising homosexuality.

“Homosexuality is a genetic flaw. Cannot be equated with normal sexual behaviour,” said Swamy.

“Homosexuality leads to increased instances of paedophilia, gay bars and HIV,” said the BJP leader, adding a controversial statement, “I know many judges who are homosexual.”

He, however, agreed that police has no right to enter the bedroom. 

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Swamy has been quite vocal about his views on gay sex and LGBT community.

"It (Homosexuality) is not a normal thing. These are all American habits, there's a lot of money behind it. The Americans want to open gay bars, and it'll be a cover for paedophiles and a huge rise in HIV cases. It is a danger to our national security," he earlier told ANI, adding, “It (Homosexuality) is against Hindutva, it is against all our scriptures.”

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consensual gay sex, bringing down a 158-year-old colonial law. The judgment was delivered by a five-member bench -- Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.

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