See, India is a huge country. They (homosexuals) have their own problems, which can't be ignored. But you have to take everyone along with you. Sometimes, people of a particular way of thinking dominate popular discourse, and the government has no option then but to take some steps. What I believe is- they have been born, they are also human, but there are some defects in them. The status quo has existed for a very long time. This didn't happen in the Congress regime, nor in the BJP regime. This system has been prevalent in India for ages, so it should be allowed to function as it has been doing since those days.

Gopal Shetty

Mumbai North

Maharashtra

Bharatiya Janata Party

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