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Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Olog-hai on Thu Mar 15 18:17:33 2012

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Times of India

From US with love: Gay sex literature for Supreme Court

Dhananjay Mahapatra, TNN | Mar 16, 2012, 01.22AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, which is hearing intense arguments both for and against Delhi high court's historic decision to decriminalize consensual adult gay sex in private, recently received gift boxes for its judges all the way from the US.

The boxes contained printed material on homosexuality, its traits and legal implications, which is being dealt with in great detail by a bench of Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhay.

For the past month, day-to-day hearing on appeals against the HC's July 9, 2009 judgment had attracted many foreign students and scholars. Watching the proceedings from the visitors' gallery, they were seen breaking into animated discussions when the judges attempted to dig deep into the legal aspects of the issue relating to decriminalization of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code.

But someone from the US thought of providing inputs to the process of judicial adjudication of the petitions in an innovative way and posted gift boxes full of material on homosexuality not only to the judges hearing the appeals but to all the judges in the apex court.

The Supreme Court Registry, as a practice, does not accept gifts for the judges. But in this case, it made a departure and delivered the gift boxes to the judges.

Narrating the unusual incident on Thursday, Justice Singhvi said, "Some interesting thing happened when the case was being heard by the court. Someone from the US sent boxes for Supreme Court judges. Normally, the Registry does not accept such things. In this case, the Registry accepted it and circulated these among the judges. I refused to accept it and returned it back to the Registry without opening the box. But I was told by my colleague judge that it contained material regarding this case."

The attempt to provide inputs to the lively discussions taking place before the bench did not achieve its objective as Justice Singhvi did not even open the gift box. But the judges on the bench will not be short of material as a battery of senior advocates Amarendra Saran, additional solicitor general Mohan Jain, Fali Nariman, Anand Grover, Shyam Divan and Ashok Desai have already provided reams on the issue to the court, both for and against.


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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by orange blossom special on Thu Mar 15 18:35:55 2012, in response to Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Olog-hai on Thu Mar 15 18:17:33 2012.

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Disappointing, I thought this was going to be another one of Biden or Hillary's jokes to the Indians.

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Thu Mar 15 22:38:36 2012, in response to Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Olog-hai on Thu Mar 15 18:17:33 2012.

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Post ONLY US things, Troll. Who cares about what's going on in India.

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 15 23:23:17 2012, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Dan Lawrence on Thu Mar 15 22:38:36 2012.

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What is wrong with you?

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun Mar 18 12:13:15 2012, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Mar 15 23:23:17 2012.

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I like to pick on Olog's posts, got a problem with that?

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Mar 18 13:29:41 2012, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun Mar 18 12:13:15 2012.

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It makes you a hypocrite.

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Olog-hai on Wed Jan 29 15:16:49 2014, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Dan Lawrence on Thu Mar 15 22:38:36 2012.

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Is the United States Supreme Court located in Delhi or Washington DC, genius?

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed Jan 29 19:39:10 2014, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Mar 18 13:29:41 2012.

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Tough!!

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Gamera on Wed Jan 29 22:25:11 2014, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Dan Lawrence on Wed Jan 29 19:39:10 2014.

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So don't complain when people pick on YOU

You deserve everything they say to you or about you and more!

You are a liar and a hypocrite

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Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court

Posted by Olog-hai on Wed Jan 29 23:02:25 2014, in response to Re: Gay sex literature sent from US to India's Supreme Court, posted by Gamera on Wed Jan 29 22:25:11 2014.

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And also not funny.

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