Proceedings of 1st International Conference of Law and Justice - Good Governance and Human Rights in Muslim Countries: Experiences and Challenges (ICLJ 2017)

International Human Rights Law and The Progressive Muslim's Perspective on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Status in Indonesia

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Asmawi, Yuli Yasin
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iclj-17.2018.13How to use a DOI?
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LGBT; human rights; Progressive Muslim;
Abstract
This study focuses on the problem of how the views of the Progressive Muslim scholars on the status of LGBT in Indonesia and how the views of the Progressive Muslim scholars are influenced by international human rights law. The findings of this study indicated that the Progressive Muslim scholars do reinterpretation on the Quranic verses and Hadith texts of LGBT status in order to ensure the compatibility of Islam with the humanism values so that Islam comes forth as a positively "humanizing" religion. The Progressive Muslim scholars' reinterpretation of the sacred Islamic texts on the LGBT status is greatly influenced by the values and norms of international human rights so that their views undergo interpolation with international human rights law. The study concluded that LGBT behaviors are more a deviation, not nature, so it is still possibly cured and rehabilitated. The Progressive Muslim scholars' arguments, that consider LGBT behaviors as nature, are hence disputable. LGBT behaviors are more a nurture that can be formed and also be eliminated. This is the most steady denial on the Progressive Muslim scholars' arguments. Consequently, the Progressive Muslim's views on LGBT status are so weak in its argument that untenable.
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@inproceedings{Asmawi2017,
  title={International Human Rights Law and The Progressive Muslim's Perspective on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Status in Indonesia},
  author={Asmawi and Yuli Yasin},
  year={2017},
  booktitle={1st International Conference of Law and Justice - Good Governance and Human Rights in Muslim Countries: Experiences and Challenges (ICLJ 2017)},
  issn={2352-5398},
  isbn={978-94-6252-469-9},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/iclj-17.2018.13},
  doi={10.2991/iclj-17.2018.13},
  publisher={Atlantis Press}
}
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