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GAY RIGHTS, PARITY CONSERVATION; AND MIRROR IMAGES-λ

This article is an inter disciplinary study. It connects gay rights with conservation of parity and Right-Left Symmetry. It also deals with the Wolfendem Committee; its recommendation for decriminalisation of Homosexual behaviour; similar laws in other parts of the world; and Romer Vs Evans (1996) 517 US 620 where the US Supreme Court voided the Colorado’s Constitutional amendment that barred any legislation protecting homosexuals from discrimination.1

‘The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race’. (Holmes; The path of law)

The law is not morally neutral. It should not be. But the question is which moral values should it adopt. Should the law be a peeping tom? Is bedroom a private place or is it subject to the presence of law. Should law govern the private morality of consenting adults?

SEXUAL MORALITY
Indian sexual morality is governed by section 377 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 (in short IPC). It: deals …