BJP considers homosexuality genetic disorder, says Subramanian Swamy

Indian Politician

Subramanian Swamy

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.


Sukhdeep Singh