Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS
Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it doesn't support same-sex marriage as it was "not natural". The comments came on a day the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalized part of Section 377, which criminalizes consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the right to equality. SC's decision of reading down the British-era law was hailed by everyone. Here's more.
"Like the Supreme Court's verdict, we also do not consider homosexuality as a crime," RSS 'Prachar Pramukh' Arun Kumar said in a statement. 'Prachar Pramukh' is the designated spokesperson of the Sangh. However, he maintained the Sangh's old stand, saying gay marriage and such relationships weren't "compatible with nature". "These relationships are not natural, so we don't support this kind of relationship," he said.
Kumar claimed that Indian society "traditionally does not recognize" such relations. Humans usually learn from experiences, so this topic needs to be discussed and handled at the social and psychological level, he added.