TV community support SC’s decision regarding gay sex

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The supreme court has decriminalised gay sex. Here is what TV actors have to say

Shivin Narang:  I guess everyone has their own right to choose a partner, it’s no one’s business to decide whether who one should love and not. As a society, we should not interfere and it’s not right to criminalise or punish someone. Anyways, Supreme court is smart enough to make decisions. There should be no punishment for love.

Shamin Mannan: This is a great news and I can say with pride that I am an Indian today. Love has no boundaries and stopping someone from loving someone is completely inhuman. Indian society still has a long way to go and I think there are people who are homophobic and that’s sad, but this verdict of decriminalising gay sex might open up people’s brains and hopefully with time they understand that love has no bar and society has least to do with who should love whom.

Jasmin Bhasin: It is the most progressive piece of legislation and long overdue. I hope families with gay children, will stand up 100% behind them, so will their friends and neighbours. I think whole society must work hard together, to show solidarity and remove this stigma attached to homosexuality. Privileges are not just for the masses. Every individual counts. It was so unfair to restrict gays from leading a normal life just because the hetero majority was not comfortable about it. Kudos to the judiciary and hope that other states follow suit. Government(s), on their part, should not oppose the verdict and focus on curbing evils like child abuse, etc. For those who believe that homosexuality is ‘unnatural’, I would point you to recent scientific findings that state that Homosexual behaviour is common in nature and plays an important role in survival. Love has no gender and love is love.

Geetanjali Singh: Homosexuality is mostly a taboo subject in Indian civil society. But talking about sexual preferences, I think it’s everybody’s personal choice whether to be straight or gay or whatever. And talking about gay marriages, if two individuals decide to spend the rest of their lives with each other, they should have the right to legalise it by getting married. Our Nation’s founding principles are equality, justice and a fair life for everyone regardless of sexuality, creed and identity but yes in our nation obsession with preserving a culture has been grossly misinterpreted. There is and there will always be a debate on where does our culture stops and modern values begin? There will be people who will be okay with new customs and there will be people who will have objection and so this debate is never ending. I think we should live and let others live the way they want to because we have much more to do to preserve our country then getting into someone’s personal life and sexual orientation.

 

Gulshan Nain : Finally the right judgment has been made by the supreme court. It is that freedom which we people take for granted but LGBTQ people didn’t have it till today. So finally they have the freedom to choose and love whoever they want to and as it has started with the change in law. The Indian society will accept it too with time. It’s just the lack of awareness amongst people which will take some time and the society is made up of us. So why not start it with ourselves. Let’s support them and make this world a better place for them. We have started out bit by making the web series ‘All About Sec 377’ and ‘Still About Sec 377, so let’s hope for the best.

Romit Raj: I am very happy for all the homosexuals in India and now they don’t live in fear, there are so many closet gays in the television and film industry, I guess now they will not be ashamed of their sexuality and the society will respect them for who they are. God bless…

Sneha Wagh:  Based on how fast our generation is moving forward, this has been approved a long time ago. I only want to say, love is love. As humans, it’s our choice how and whom we want to love. Absolutely glad about the verdict. And also a step forward in equality.

Ayush Anand: I believe that India is a democratic country and each adult individual has the right to make his/her decision. Some people consider this as a disease and it’s shameful because a person does not become straight, gay, lesbian with his or her wish. A person is born with it and he or she should be accepted the way it is rather than discriminating them or making them feel uncomfortable about this aspect of their lives.

Puru Chibber: I am happy that they have approved of it as everyone has a right to live the way they want. Live and let live is the new mantra

Pooja Banerjee: It’s a great step taken by our government. I know there’s a long way to go for the country to make fundamental changes. But this step has made us believe that we still keep faith in our constitution.

Naveen Sharma: Wel,l it will take a lot of time but people will understand soon.. as far as the verdict is concerned, I just have to say, ‘love is love ‘ and we should respect it. I’m happy for the people who fought for it for decades.

Aanand Goradiya: We are finally aazad in aazad hind! Completely support -“my bedroom, my rules!” Love is love after all. The Chief Justice of India has rightly observed -” no one can escape from their individualism.

Ssharad Malhotra To each his or her own. One shouldn’t be judged by one’s sexual choices and preferences. Live and let live. India is a progressive nation. The law has surely taken a decision which will make the communities happy.

Shashank Vyas The news is surely the talk of the town. It’s a good move. As long as people are happy in their lives, it is up to them who they want to love.

Adaa Khan The move is going to make LGBT communities happy. The verdict is making headlines. But our society doesn’t change perceptions overnight. Acceptance will take a lot of time. India as a nation is evolving in terms of mindset. Live and let live is the mantra.

Ayyaz Ahmed: It’s really great cause, it’s revolutionary and it should have happened long back. In fact, it’s a matter of pride for India, in a way we have achieved freedom. Not only the gay, but many straight people have supported this and have been fighting for this.