Delhi Court seeks Centre's response on Same-Sex marriage

The court said in its notice that this is not a simple petition, so the representatives of the central government should take this matter seriously. This is a question related to the rights of citizens.

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Published on 14 Oct 2020 7:27 AM GMT

Delhi Court seeks Centres response on Same-Sex marriage
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New Delhi: A petition filed in the Delhi High Court regarding gay marriage was heard on Wednesday. The court has issued a notice to the central government in this regard. The petitioner has demanded that gay marriage be recognized by the government and included under the provisions of the Special Marriage Act and the Foreign Marriage Act. The court will next hear the matter on January 8, 2021.

Case related to Rights of Citizens:

The court said in its notice that this is not a simple petition, so the representatives of the central government should take this matter seriously. This is a question related to the rights of citizens. At the same time, during the hearing on this matter, the counsel for the registrar said that such a case has not come up in the history of five thousand years of Sanatan Dharma.

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“We may shed our inhibitions. The laws are gender-neutral. Please try to interpret the law for the citizens of Sanatan Dharma in the country. This is not an adversarial litigation. This is for the right of every citizen of the country,” Justice Menon said.

Gay couple filed a petition for marriage:

Two gay couples have petitioned the court in this case. A petitioner wanted to marry a man of his choice, but was prevented from doing so. At the same time, the second petitioner married in New York, but their marriage could not be registered in the Indian Consulate.

"The SMA (Special Marriage Act) assumes that the parties to the marriage are an opposite sex couple. Therefore, while seeking to legislate on solemnization of all marriages outside of personal law, the SMA violates the principles of equality before the law and anti-discrimination in failing to ensure that the option to solemnise same sex marriages is part of the scheme of the Act," the plea said.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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