This year is literally coming to an end, a good end? Perhaps, not.
Love, the big word in everybody’s lives. But today when I type this post, I am not sure if we are even allowed to ‘Love’ freely in this country anymore. A country I call home, a country where I am growing up, and planned to live the rest of my life. But now Love has conditions, and its saddening, and it hurts. I am not going to go into the details of the Supreme Courts verdict on Section 377. I don’t even wish to mention how much it disgusts me, the irony of this situation is that mere ten days earlier, I presented a report in a college submission for lobbying for the cause of Same Sex Marriage in our country, and the joke today is on me.
Love, has no gender, no race, no caste, no boundary. we are taught to love all when we are little, be kind to everybody, be a good human being, aren’t we?
So why is that when we grow up, we can’t love a person or have an intimate relationship with them if they’re of the same gender? It’s morally wrong, suddenly?
Who decided this? God? I don’t think so.
The Supreme Court suddenly wakes up one day, and decides to make some of the people I love most, criminals. Even if it wasn’t for my friends, I would still stand up. Love has suddenly become a crime? We have no choice left in a democratic country? When the world is taking a step forward and legalizing same-sex marriage, I wake up to an India re-winding back to the medieval age.
When the Pope is taking a step forward, why are we taking ten back? I don’t expect India to legalise same-sex marriage instantly, but how can you pronounce a significant amount of your population (even if it wasn’t significant), criminals, for doing absolutely nothing except leading their lives.
Being Gay is something you’re born with, it’s not something you choose. Get that in your mind guys. Loving a man or woman is the personal choice of a human being. I am not even writing this for gay people, I am writing this for humans, this is a basic human right.
Do they not realise, how much more humiliation and harassment their decision has and is going to cause the LGBT community? If even one life is lost, I’ll blame only the Supreme Court. Humans are humans, how can you differentiate between them, everybody is entitled to a set of basic rights, and today they’re lost, and criminals in their own land? Well done, The Supreme Court! I am super ashamed of you.
Today a lot of people came to show their support, and voice their opinion, all I’ll say is don’t give up this time, don’t let your faith die, because else we’ll fail humanity.
I have friends who are severely affected, and even if I didn’t I would have supported. Re-appeal of Section 377 has to happen. Even if that means I vote for Congress, I will.
This cannot go by, we will fight it out if we have to. Lets prove love is not just another myth.
Love is beautiful, don’t make it ugly.
Hoping 2014 is a better year, we enter.