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Abhay Deol stands by homosexuals

The actor feels the government needs to focus on other issues Expressing support for homosexuals, actor Abhay Deol said the Government should not make sexuality an issue and instead focus on “real” matters like poverty and rising crime.

entertainment Updated: Mar 02, 2012 01:58 IST

The actor feels the government needs to focus on other issues Expressing support for homosexuals, actor Abhay Deol said the Government should not make sexuality an issue and instead focus on “real” matters like poverty and rising crime.

Deol’s remark came in the wake of Supreme Court taking up the issue of decriminalisation of gay sex. During the hearing on the issue last week, the Government disapproved decriminalisation of gay sex, terming it as “highly immoral”.

However, the Centre changed its stand and told the SC that it favoured decriminalisation of gay sex. “I wish they (government) took the same amount of interest in dealing with issues like poverty. So if nature has intended us (people) to be in certain way and we are that way, there is nothing we can do about it,” the 35-year-old actor said. “We have so much of exploitation of humanity, slavery, rape, murders in our country... it seems to me that you are trying to divert from the real issues,” he said.

Abhay speaks...
On gay debate
I wish they (government) took the same amount of interest in dealing with issues like poverty, crime, etc, in the country On homosexuality Whatever your beliefs may be on sexuality, I respect your views. You are not an authority to say what is natural and what is not.