The democratic nation of India is among the most notorious countries in the world which ignores the crime of rape. A high percent of Indian females fear being on the streets of their own city because out of the dark a group of young men will appear who believe it is their right to assault a woman who is not in her own home. After all, no one told males on the street that a single female out alone was not a prostitute. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of India made clear to people in their land that while rape was rampant and usually ignored it intended to draw the line at gay and lesbian sex. It ruled that Section 377 of the Penal Code states that “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal “shall be punishable by life imprisonment.”
The Court said the legislature of India could remove Section 377, but it lacked the power to legalise gay or lesbian relationships. I assume this is a relief to males who rape at will, just stay away from homosexuals, and there is no fear of prison time.