Although the wave of anti-LGBT feelings that gripped Indonesia earlier this year has largely subsided, a group of academics from the group Aliansi Cinta Keluarga (Family Love Alliance) are determined to criminalize same-sex sex acts by petitioning the country’s highest court.
The group approached Indonesia’s Constitutional Court with three expert witnesses who denounced homosexuality as immoral and against the country’s founding principles.
A Dr Dewi Inong asked the judges: “Are relations through the rectum a part of civilized humanity? It is a dirty thing and [now] we must recognize it as a human right. Is that normal?" according to news site Detik.
Inong also blamed homosexual acts for HIV and other sexual transmitted diseases.
Despite some very worrying comments made by the government against Indonesia’s LGBT, same-sex relations remain legal in the country, unlike neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.
also... no straight couples have anal sex, do they?
Experts, my ass!
Maybe the doc should give it a try. He might change his mind!
This has been going on far too long, and it is disappointing and alarming that our president (Joko Widodo) hasn't said a word about this.
So, we're fucked.
And #3 assuming Dr Dewi Inong is male. Tut tut tut.
Let people comment. Let them show their ignorance :)
Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones.
The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added.
"This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself, 'Why?'" co-author Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a statement. "Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection."
The research, published in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobia, which can ultimately have dire consequences
By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
Published: 04/09/2012 01:01 PM EDT on LiveScience