Ed Team

A Step in the Right Direction

Filed By Ed Team | July 05, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: balaji ravichandran, delhi high court, india, law

"There is a big divide between rural and urban India, and it is by no means an exaggeration to say that the Indian public opinion is overwhelmingly against homosexuality. To court popular support, it is possible that some blatantly anti-gay laws might be enacted. Same-sex marriage and adoption might well be proscribed.

"Such possibilities notwithstanding, the High Court judgement is a step in the right direction. But, it is just the first step. The real task lies ahead in changing public attitudes to homosexuality. That, unfortunately, will take some time."

--Balaji Ravichandran, in PinkNews.co.uk, on the decision by the Delhi High Court to decriminalize consensual sex between same-sex adults

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Tim Curran | July 5, 2009 11:54 PM

No need to mark (sic) after "judgement." That's the correct spelling -- if you learned British English at school, as an Indian writer no doubt would.

Thanks--noted and corrected. I should have caught that myself, too, having spent a couple of years on the other side of the pond (though it was almost 20 years ago).