18 June 2014

Most Countries Don't Like Gays

Straight Couples
From their cozy Western perspective, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people (LGBTs) think that they already have an upper hand in their battle against conservative groups to get their selfish agenda accepted. Even if Europe, Australia, North America, and most of South America, have started the discussion about gay marriage and homosexual adoption, only the most narrow-minded LGBT would still think majority of people around the world have accepted their lifestyle and their deviant sexual orientation.

The reality is a little different. Across the world, there are hundreds of governments that still promotes the traditional relationship scenario and were successful in preventing the minority LGBTs from making their lives miserable. From highly developed Sharia states to economically-growing Christian nations, more than half of the world government are still able to make life comfortable for the majority straight people, while preventing the bleak and disease-infested environment that LGBTs are proposing from taking hold.

According to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), there are 78 countries with criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people (LGBTs), but that really is an understatement.

If you examine the list, there are some countries that were not included, which could prop the number to 86.
  • In Indonesia, there are two large provinces that outlaw homosexual acts.
  • Political entities that aren’t fully accepted by the international community, such as Gaza/Palestine and the Turkish-controlled northern portion of Cyprus, have expressed condemnation against LGBT lifestyle.
  • In 11 December 2013, the Supreme Court of India reversed a lower court ruling that had suspended enforcement of the law.
  • In Iraq, there is no law against homosexual acts, but homophobic violence is unchecked and it is clear that self-appointed Sharia judges have imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.
  • In Singapore, a law since 2007 states that it is perfectly legal for two women to have sex, but two guys who get hitched face up to two years in prison.
  • In Jamaica, having gay sex will net up to 10 years in prison.
  • Russia should be the latest addition to the list which may not have a law against homosexual acts, but they are in the midst of an anti-gay crackdown on the basis of its new law against "gay propaganda."
The Philippines may not have a law against homosexuals, but the legislators are vehemently opposed to any gay propaganda being perpetrated, including the lobbying for same-sex marriage. For instance, in 1998, Senators Marcelo B. Fernan and Miriam Defensor Santiago submitted a series of four bills that barred recognition of marriage involving transgender individuals, contracted in the Philippines or abroad, and bar recognition of marriages or domestic partnership between two people of the same biological sex contracted in countries that legally recognize such relationships.