After Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda was quoted as saying that Section 377 may be scrapped, only to backtrack and issue a clarification that he had been misquoted, BJP MP and member of its National Executive Subramanian Swamy has gone a step further and said that “our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder”.

I think the law minister was misquoted,our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder-Subramanian Swamy,BJP

— ANI (@ANI_news) June 30, 2015

He didn’t stop at that and later on twitter also claimed that gays are “genetically handicapped”. While replying to a twitter user who pointed out that homosexuality is at best a genetic variation, not disorder, Swamy tweeted: “Issue is not respect. We respect handicapped persons. Homos are genetically handicapped.”  

@GentleGawker : Issue is not respect. We respect handicapped persons. Homos are genetically handicapped — Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 30, 2015

Swamy’s tweets have since drawn widespread criticism on twitter, where Section 377 became a trending topic. This is not the first time though that Swamy has made derogatory remarks against LGBTs or called homosexuality as a mental disorder. However, this is the first time, since joining BJP, that he has stated that this is also BJP’s official position.

@ANI_news @Swamy39 it is not a ‘disorder’. It’s ‘disordered’ to be bigoted and small-minded like you are though.

— Anuradha Santhanam (@anumccartney) June 30, 2015

Dear Sir, Does compulsive small minded archaic bigotry qualify as a handicap also? Asking with respect of course… https://t.co/gD4a0G6tDw

— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 30, 2015

@Satyapriyan Genetically handicapped? Guess @Swamy39 should watch ‘The Imitation Game’ based on the work of Alan Turing. @GentleGawker — द ट्रोल किलर (@_TheTrollKiller) June 30, 2015

 

Look forward to that day in India when the Right to Love becomes a voting issue & parties forced to #TakeAStand on 377. Its an abiding shame — barkha dutt (@BDUTT) June 30, 2015

We must consider people with red hair, blue eyes, pale skin or those left-handed also as genetically handicapped. :) @Swamy39 @GentleGawker   — Satyapriyan T V (@Satyapriyan) June 30, 2015

After Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda was quoted as saying that Section 377 may be scrapped, only to backtrack and issue a clarification that he had been misquoted, BJP MP and member of its National Executive Subramanian Swamy has gone a step further and said that “our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder”.

I think the law minister was misquoted,our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder-Subramanian Swamy,BJP

— ANI (@ANI_news) June 30, 2015

He didn’t stop at that and later on twitter also claimed that gays are “genetically handicapped”. While replying to a twitter user who pointed out that homosexuality is at best a genetic variation, not disorder, Swamy tweeted: “Issue is not respect. We respect handicapped persons. Homos are genetically handicapped.”  

@GentleGawker : Issue is not respect. We respect handicapped persons. Homos are genetically handicapped — Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 30, 2015

Swamy’s tweets have since drawn widespread criticism on twitter, where Section 377 became a trending topic. This is not the first time though that Swamy has made derogatory remarks against LGBTs or called homosexuality as a mental disorder. However, this is the first time, since joining BJP, that he has stated that this is also BJP’s official position.

@ANI_news @Swamy39 it is not a ‘disorder’. It’s ‘disordered’ to be bigoted and small-minded like you are though.

— Anuradha Santhanam (@anumccartney) June 30, 2015

Dear Sir, Does compulsive small minded archaic bigotry qualify as a handicap also? Asking with respect of course… https://t.co/gD4a0G6tDw

— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 30, 2015

@Satyapriyan Genetically handicapped? Guess @Swamy39 should watch ‘The Imitation Game’ based on the work of Alan Turing. @GentleGawker — द ट्रोल किलर (@_TheTrollKiller) June 30, 2015

 

Look forward to that day in India when the Right to Love becomes a voting issue & parties forced to #TakeAStand on 377. Its an abiding shame — barkha dutt (@BDUTT) June 30, 2015

We must consider people with red hair, blue eyes, pale skin or those left-handed also as genetically handicapped. :) @Swamy39 @GentleGawker   — Satyapriyan T V (@Satyapriyan) June 30, 2015

BJP considers homosexuality genetic disorder, says Subramanian Swamy

[caption id="attachment_2730" align="aligncenter" width="636"]Indian Politician Subramanian Swamy[/caption]

After Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda was quoted as saying that Section 377 may be scrapped, only to backtrack and issue a clarification that he had been misquoted, BJP MP and member of its National Executive Subramanian Swamy has gone a step further and said that “our party position has been that homosexuality is a genetic disorder”.

He didn’t stop at that and later on twitter also claimed that gays are “genetically handicapped”. While replying to a twitter user who pointed out that homosexuality is at best a genetic variation, not disorder, Swamy tweeted: “Issue is not respect. We respect handicapped persons. Homos are genetically handicapped.”  

Swamy’s tweets have since drawn widespread criticism on twitter, where Section 377 became a trending topic. This is not the first time though that Swamy has made derogatory remarks against LGBTs or called homosexuality as a mental disorder. However, this is the first time, since joining BJP, that he has stated that this is also BJP’s official position.

 

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