It may not be such a big deal in the West but in India, it is expected that men get married when the time is right to the girl chosen by the parents as are the women. No one bothers to find out if either is interested or not and many marriages flounder because of this single factor. There is also a lot of ignorance about homosexuality which translates into further problems as can well be imagined. I am glad that at least now these matters are being brought out in the open and discussed. The laws needing to be changed is something that has been agreed on but with the change of government has delayed the process. I believe that now that the Supreme Court has said it’s for the “competent legislature” to take a call our Parliament should remove Section 377 from the Statutes.
Another new whammy! I know of a young lady who is a student in the Pune University who eloped with her gym trainer and informed her family after the event that she will continue to live with them at their expense till her now husband can afford to take her to a home and finance her education. What chutzpah! But this development was asking to take place too! With subliminal messages constantly being sent to women to be thin and different from what they are, gyms are flourishing and hormones and testosterone are doing what they are supposed to be doing.