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Indian military among least gay-friendly in the world: Study
The Times of India ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha

Posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:21 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki

LONDON: Indian military is among the least gay-friendly in the world, while Britain's military is the second most homosexuality-friendly.

The first-ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces brought out by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies ranked more than 100 armed forces by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender personnel.

India is in the bottom half of the list recording only 34 out of 100 in its LGBT score while New Zealand's military, which was found to be the most gay-friendly in the world top scored with 100.

India is well below countries like Liberia (38), Sierra Leone (47), Congo (49), Rwanda (52) and Nepal (55) when it comes to tolerating homosexuality in its armed forces.

India's low rank and intolerance over gay rights comes after India's top court recently reinstated an archaic law that makes gay sex a criminal offense.

In 2009, Delhi's high court had overturned the colonial law (section 377 of the Indian Penal Code) that made gay sex an offense punishable by up to life imprisonment.

The Supreme Court reversed the 2009 ruling in January 2014.

The Netherlands is also second in the ranking along with UK as being highly gay-friendly in its armed forces.

Australia ranked fifth in the index while the US ranked relatively low at 40th out of the 103 countries.

Sweden is ranked third (97.5) followed by Canada (94.3), Denmark (93.5), Belgium (93), Israel (92) and France and Spain tied at a score of 91.8.

Nigeria was found to be the most intolerant scoring as low as 3, followed by Iran (6), Syria (7), Zimbabwe (9) and Ghana (10).

The LGBT Military Index ranked over 100 countries in an instant, transparent, systematic, and comparable overview of 19 policies and best practices.

The Index maps the situation of LGBT participation in the armed forces on a global scale. Every country in the world implements a different combination of policies based on inclusion, admission, tolerance, exclusion, and persecution. Based on these combinations, every armed force can be estimated and ranked to compare countries.

Defence minister Anna Soubry reacted to the Index, "This is the reward for the hard work the department has made to create a positive working environment for its lesbian, gay and bisexual military and civilian employees."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; india; indianarmy

1 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:21 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Has the entire world gone crazy?


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:24:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: sukhoi-30mki

DILLIGAFF?

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3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:24 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Could it be that India is more focused on having a capable military force than catering to the Perpetually Whiny and Aggrieved?


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:27:49 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Here is an idea: keep it to yourself. No one needs to be forced into celebrating or affirming sexual behavior that is out of the norm.

By the same token, physically abusing or attacking people because they act out these abnormal behaviors is also inappropriate.

Simple stuff, but won’t be recognized by this sinful world.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:33:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: skeeter

Yes! This entire homosexual awareness/glorification is a sign of complete societal insanity.

Besides, it is a lie. I am certain that The Iranian military is far less ‘gay friendly’ what with the beheadings and all!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:33:29 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Here is the interactive map:

http://projects.hcss.nl/monitor/88/

US is ranked 40.

Nigeria is last place (or first IMHO).


7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:34:17 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
while Britain's military is the second most homosexuality-friendly.

You don't say.

8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:36:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I feel much better now that I know the military is rated as a social experiment.

I was worried when I thought they might be called upon to fight.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:36:34 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Dennis Miller had it about right the other week on O’Reilly. He said something like, ok, you can get a day off from work, you can get a day off from school, CAN I GET A DAY OFF FROM “GAY” ALREADY!


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:37:36 AM PST by jiggyboy
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To: Jim from C-Town
I always put these kinds of story in context by reminding myself just what it is - that one single characteristic - which defines a 'gay' person.

It is madness.

11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:37:53 AM PST by skeeter
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12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:02 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I have to admit, when I saw the headline, I thought it said Indiana. Having a Monday. :)


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:40:31 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: skeeter

Do you really want me to answer that? Some would say it’s a sign of the times. It does appear to be a mass delusion. How anyone could possibly think two males sodomizing each other is not only normal but laudatory is beyond me. Tolerance has grown into demands for approval. Frankly, it’s a sick sign of the times.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:51:15 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Say what?
15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:45 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: skeeter

Yes, it has. It has surrendered to Islam, it has surrendered to diversity, and it has surrendered to a small portion of the population that probably doesn’t amount to more than 2%, yet it gleefully supports the abortion of probably a lot more than that.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 8:06:11 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

“least gay friendly” is code for control of diseases vectored by the male rimmers and felchers. Indians simply realize that coprophilia is not a virtue.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 8:13:33 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: skeeter

The true characteristic that defines a homosexual is insanity. You do know that they are crazy, right?

They are involved in a form of activity that is extremely unhealthy, prone to disease and almost always ends in early death by disease, addiction or suicide.

Check out any study on the social and personal effects of rampant homosexual activity and it is amazing that the greater society allows them to remain untreated for their mental illness.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 8:24:46 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
There are many varieties of crazy people, but gay people are defined only by a preference for deviant sex.

BTW I do know many gay people and one other thing they have in common are various other major psychological maladies, so I agree with you entirely there.

19 posted on 02/24/2014 8:34:04 AM PST by skeeter
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To: sukhoi-30mki

What military would waste money on such a study?

What military would want to rank highly in such a study?


20 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:18 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: skeeter

“I always put these kinds of story in context by reminding myself just what it is - that one single characteristic - which defines a ‘gay’ person.”

Reprobate mind.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 9:54:11 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
Deviant sex.

That is the only distinction they have.

22 posted on 02/24/2014 9:55:38 AM PST by skeeter
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