Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday denounced the Delhi High Court’s ruling decriminalising gay sex.

“Gay sex should not be legalised at any cost and the Centre should appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court,” he told journalists here.

“I am dead against legalisation of gay sex and will strongly raise the issue in Parliament. Section 377 of the IPC should not be amended,” Mr. Prasad said.

Asked whether homosexuality was still a crime, he said: “Yes, it is a crime. Such obscene acts should not be allowed in our country. Society is adversely affected. Government has a greater responsibility towards the society. I don’t want to talk about such rubbish things. These are obscene things which our country and culture do not permit.”

On Thursday, the High Court had legalised gay sex among consenting adults holding that the law making it a criminal offence violated fundamental rights. — PTI