Friday, 07 March 2014 16:11

Dalai Lama Said He Supports Marriage Equality

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                            Dalai Lama publicly showed his support for marriage equality and strongly condemned homophobia and bullying.

In an interview during his visit in the United States, as reports SkyNews, the spiritual leader of Buddhist said that gay marriage was up to each government and was ultimately 'individual business.' He also added bullying and abuse were a violation of Human Rights. The Dalai Lama said though that people should still follow their own religions' rules on sexuality .          

"If two people - a couple - really feel that way is more practical, more sort of satisfaction, both sides fully agree, then okay," he told an online talk show.

"But then for a non-believer, that is up to them. So there are different forms of sex - so long (as it is) safe, okay, and (if both people) fully agree, okay.

"Bully, abuse - that's totally wrong. That's a violation of human rights," he said.

All the same, Dalai Lama criticized homosexual relationships in the book 'Beyond Dogma' published in 1996 by North Atlantic Books. One year later, he tried to explain his comments by saying heterosexual couples also adds sexual misconducts.

"Even with your own wife, using one's mouth or the other hole is sexual misconduct," he said. "Using one's hand, that is sexual misconduct."