Lifestyle choice cannot be illegal, Omar on SC verdict

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:16

Srinagar: Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict upholding section 377 of IPC, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said a lifestyle choice cannot be illegal.

"People can take whatever stand their religious/moral beliefs dictate regarding #LGBT lifestyle choices but is terming it illegal not wrong?" Omar wrote on Twitter.Com

The chief minister said it was not a question of morality or religion, but that a lifestyle choice cannot be illegal.
"Questions of morality or religion are not the issue. How can a lifestyle choice be illegal? SC removes red lights for equality yet not #377," he said.
The apex court today upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex an offence punishable with upto life imprisonment.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:16

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