Of course, any nation can pass any law they see fit. What I was saying was that attitudes linger, long after the master is gone. There's an old saying, "You can take the man out of slavery, but you can't take slavery out of the man." Not until he's ready to take it out. And it takes longer for some than others.
As for blaming the previous administration, I think the bush administration created that template by blaming 911 on the Clinton administration, so I'm not weeping over the current one doing it.
With all do respect. The moment a nation decides to take control of its own destiny, the moment the laws are their responsibility and no one else. There is no crying, it was the fault of the previous government. That many politicians use. For example how many times do you see democrats blaming Bush for everything that Obama has done.
In less than 10 years India could have EASILY changed their laws 180 degrees if they wished it. They had 60 and done s h i t about it. There is no, "but is a remnant from the British" excuse. That's slave mentality. Its your responsibility as a country and only your responsibility. If you believe that gays should be illegal, is up to you. No other country has the right to tell you otherwise. But there is no blaming the British. Unless of course Indians believe in them as their masters. Which I highly doubt.
I wonder how Prince Manvendra Kumar Singh Gohil (of Undercover Princes) is taking this.
With all due respect to other opinions, colonialism is a poison that lingers long after the colonialists are gone. Here in the States, I feel we still struggle with 18th century English values centuries after the English have changed their own values. And look at other colonies, Kenya and Nigeria, to be specific, but just about every other African country that still demonize homosexuality.
I understand people are upset with Scott for taking what could be considered a political stand, but is actually a human rights issue. Once in a great while, it won't kill you.