"i really wish they would allow gay people to marry"..."well they do, only not to the same sex"
these are dialogues from a play i read today by mahesh dattani-"On a muggy night in mumbai"
the play was about homosexuality.this is a topic i have heard about, but this is the first time i got such an insight to how difficult society is to them.pretty nice play i wud say.it reflects about how different people have different ways of dealing wid their homosexuality.its about a group of friends.one guy is married and has sex on the side.another guy is afraid to admit so he goes to a shrink and tries to believe that it is a disease which can be cured and yet another guy leaves india for britian sayin that he cant be a homosexual and an indian.
that line affected me a lot and forced me to think about why the situation here is so bad.so i decided to do some research into homosexuality laws here.
this is what wikipedia had
"Gay marriage is not a debated issue in India, a country where homosexuality is still technically illegal. Except for a few sporadic incidents, homosexuality or same-sex marriages are almost never discussed in public though the situation has changed significantly."
"There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples under Indian law. During a recent visit to India by the Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was asked by a journalist what he thought of the new law allowing gay marriage in Canada. His reply was that "there would not be much appreciation for a law like that in India," and he went on to talk about how they were culturally very different societies."
pretty primitive right?but thats what we are:D..well i cant even say they are because i know that at some point or the other i have been a part of the society that makes fun of such people.look at how gay men are projected in the serials for laughs.
but i guess, after reading this play i'll be a little more sensitive to this cause.