Amidst the ongoing debate on same sex marriage in the country, Samvardhini Nyas, an affiliate organization of the women’s wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has conducted a survey. In which homosexuality has been described as a disease or disorder. It has also been said that if such marriages are made legal then it will increase further. Women’s group of Hindu right-wing organization has claimed that 318 different doctors gave their opinion in this survey.
A senior functionary of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti Community Trust said that “about 70 per cent of the doctors and allied medical professionals said that homosexuality is a disorder. Also, 83 per cent of them also told the risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease.” The RSS body said the survey found that the decision to legalize such marriages could promote more chaos in the society instead of curing the patients and bringing them back to normalcy.
The survey states, “Counseling should be instituted to cure patients of such psychological disorders”. He said that public opinion should be taken before taking any decision on the demand to make gay marriage legal. Many religious bodies have opposed the recognition of such marriages.