Karl Lagerfeld once said: When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said- and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open minded-“It’s like hair colour. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject”. This was a very healthy attitude.
Source: The Hindu, a popular daily.
On 24th May 2014, an article in ‘The Hindu’ said: Ireland embraces same sex marriage. Yes, homosexual wedlock has been legalized in Ireland which compels me to say that India, needs it much more than any other country in the world. I’ll tell you why…
1. This is Natural……
Just as you are naturally attracted to the opposite sex, some people are naturally attracted to the same sex in a similar way. There isn’t anything abnormal about it. It’s purely hormonal and one has no voluntary control over their choice of love or gender to be more specific in this case. (any doctor will certify that)
2. Marriage without any discrimination
People who consider caste as an issue in a love marriage, are considered rustic, ruthless and orthodox, then why leave out people who have a problem with gender. Afterall, love with anyone could be as pure. Be it caste or gender, you are inhibiting a person to spend his/her life with the person they love.
Source: Rationalist Pakistan
3. All Nights alone
Imagine you force a homosexual to marry the opposite gender. What happens on the first night? What happens on the rest of the nights that follow? In simple words, misery to the couple as well as their families. Happiness to none.
4. They are excellent Parents
Now, such people who choose within the same gender are not maniacs. They are normal people like us and as nature promotes, they have it in them to love a motherless babe. They adopt kids and raise them to give them a happy and status-ed life ahead. A life that promises “no begging on streets” and nobility. It is a fact that homosexuals have made excellent parents, just as the others.
5. Where is Social Justice?
We speak of social injustice and orthodox views. Isn’t non acceptance of such people one of them? Once such marriages are legalized, it will help eradicate yet another form of social injustice.
6. Why don’t we take good things from west
It’s high time Indian start adopting good things from the West. The society will have to learn not to concentrate on what goes on in the life of others and be interested in their work at least if it cannot support someone to spend their life with their soul mate.
And, God made everyone. He never came down to disapprove of homosexuals. Just like He did not make religion, He does not have anything against homosexuals.
7. Love all around……
Marriages have always been about choices. A good friend once said, I very much dislike the phrase- love marriage- I prefer calling it marriages of our own choice. If someone’s happiness lies in the choice of the same gender, so be it. What harm can it do to you to give them a social acceptance? You could at least call it charity and give them some peace of mind and a sense of equality if not anything else. Maybe you can start by thinking of it as an act of kindness till you realize it’s very normal.
8. A definite check on Population
Now, coming to the most important issue in terms of demographics and politics, POPULATION. (That is why in the beginning I said, that India needs it most). The Irish have been wise enough to realize that this could be an effective measure to control population. We Indians require every measure that controls population more than anyone else in the world. Afterall, Indiais the second most populous country in the world, with over 1.271 billion people (2015). (Don’t you dare mention China, their land area is four times ours)
I may not be a homosexual, but from what I have read and learnt about love, I believe , love cannot be forced upon or forced away. We all have equal rights to love the person of our choosing and the society (along with the government) has a duty to accept this with open arms.