Battle for Homo-sexuality

  Eshita Jain & Anuj Goyal
(Himanchal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla)

Volume-1, Issue-2, 2018

“Trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect and from that respect comes a more compassionate community, a more empathetic society and a better world for all of us.”

Caitlyn Jenner

Homosexuality as the word itself defines is making of love within the same sexual orientation or having a romantic interest in the person of the same gender. It is a type of sexual orientation which together makes a LGBT group which stands for Lesbian (referring to female homosexuality), Gay (referring to male homosexuality), Bisexual and Transgender confining homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender. As biologists say, it occurs in people not out of choice but by the interplay of hormones and genes which becomes the sole reason of its prevention from being condemned.

As society has an age old practice of not accepting changes easily, be it modernisation, acculturation or a new type of sexual orientation, it has not yet accepted the emergence of the transgender or homosexuals in the society. Such people are still the victims of humiliation and condemnation. They do not possess liberty to make out their love to the one they want. The world had a long battle of transforming the society which includes the general acceptance of homosexuals all over the world. Many countries like France, Australia and Germany etc. have survived the battle but some countries like India and Pakistan are still struggling hard.

The major issue of discussion is the country called India where even after so many years of Independence, people are finding difficult to open up their minds, to accept Trans people as normal human beings in the society. Even the Supreme Court in the case of Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT, New Delhi held the view in negative and states that the Indian Society has not yet grown up to accept same sex marriage in their periphery. The decision was highly criticised by the LGBT community and as of now they have understood that still they have a long battle to fight in order to get their rights.

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