The 6th of September 2018 was made a historic day by the Supreme Court. The decriminalisation of homosexuality in India gave the citizens the right to choose the identity take on oneself.
In the words of The SC,
"Consensual sex between adults in a private space, which is not harmful to women or children, cannot be denied as it is a matter of individual choice. Section 377 results in discrimination and is violative of constitutional principles."
Better late than never. The LGBT community gets the new bloom of rights with the decriminalizing of section 377 of IPC. They celebrated it, not only in India but also across the globe.
But the question is, why are the heterosexuals so happy?
Does the decriminalisation of homosexuality symbolise development?
Is it actually going to change the mindset of the Indian society?
Seeking answers to these questions, in the context of long-lasting pious relationships that Indian culture is known for, we are pretty not sure if the homosexuality taboo will be affected by this Supreme Court verdict.
Like the LGBT community, we wish the Indian parents could someday proudly say, ' I have a gay son' or 'I have a lesbian daughter.' But this a dream, a wishful thinking.
We all know that there is no harm in publicly accepting the natural sexual orientation. But, only a few parents would gather the courage to speak it up.
As a matter of fact, this acceptance is easy for the educated Indian society. For the orthodox Indian Society, it is a harsh reality, rather a curse to accept. So, there are mixed responses form families.
Coming to heterosexuals. It brings fear in people who have an orientation towards the opposite sex as they can be trapped in the homosexuality circuits for no reason.
A recent incident saw a male teacher being intimate with a boy who came to give him copies. Isn't that horrifying? Even if people throw the homosexuality taboo out of their minds, there are great chances that heterosexuality will face challenges.
The only good thing that happened with the SC verdict on homosexuality decriminalisation was that each and every individual will now be responsible for their sexual decisions.
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community will be treated as equal humans, until and unless they don't harm others (heterosexuals) for fulfiling their sexual needs.
The LGBT taboo made the LGBT community a part of the slang for ages. They have been wooed for their sexual orientation, and if they expect change, they have to accept their limits.
If they go beyond the limits, harming the sexual preferences of the heterosexuals, this taboo will never be dead in India.