Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on petitions filed
against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, Bharatiya Janata Party
leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that homosexuality was a danger
to national security.
"It (Homosexuality) is
not a normal thing. These are all American habits, there's a lot of
money behind it. The Americans want to open gay bars, and it'll be a
cover for paedophiles and a huge rise in HIV cases. It is a danger to
our national security," he told ANI.
further said although the government is not in favour of discrimination
against homosexuals, it doesn't consider it to be natural.
want them to have a normal economic life. They should get jobs on
merit, but we cannot allow them to celebrate. It is not a natural thing
and we cannot treat it as normal. We should invest in medical research
to see if can be cured," he said.
said that if the top court ruled homosexuality to be normal and a free
choice, the government should constitute a seven-judge bench or a
nine-judge bench to review it.
(Homosexuality) is against Hindutva, it is against all our scriptures
and I will certainly continue to protest against it," he added. -- ANI