India is wracked by many contradictions. While claiming to become a regional power, mass poverty, the rapidly spreading AIDS epidemic and gang rapes of women drag it into the mud. India is rotten to the core.
Last month, th US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the US Government would seek to “press” Nigeria to repeal the law against same-sex marriage enacted by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government in January 2014.
From February to June, 40-year-old married American student Tom MacMaster published his Gay Girl in Damascus blog with the ambition of “being celebrated as the unlikely voice of Syrian revolution.” Apart from a mild scolding for his duplicity, the media has dismissed the case as a species of oddity variously described as a freak of vanity to the typical fascination nursed by white heterosexual men for lesbianism.
Societies governed by man-made laws run the risk of getting into awkward situations. Take the example of Canada where the Supreme Court ruled last month that the provincial government must change within six months the Family Law Act of Ontario relating to spousal benefits.