The RSS Doesn’t Think Gay Sex is Criminal, But Isn’t Cool With It Either


NEW DELHI — The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has said it agrees with the historic Supreme Court verdict on Section 377. On Thursday, a constitutional five judge bench held that homosexuality is not a crime.

In a statement to the press, the Sangh said,

Like Supreme Court,we also do not consider this to be a crime. The same sex marriages are not compatible with norms of the Nature, so we do not support such relations. Bharatiya Society also doesn’t have the tradition to recognize such relations. Human beings generally learn from experiences,that is why this issue needs to be taken care of at the social and psychological level.”

RSS spokesperson Arun Kumar told HuffPost India that the Sangh had evolved a public position on the matter in 2016, after the Supreme Court took it up.

HuffPost India will update this story as more information comes in.





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