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Petition in SC to give legal recognition to same-sex marriages, notice issued to Central Government


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Published: Friday, November 25, 2022, 17:44 [IST]

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The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Center and Attorney General R Venkataramani on two PILs seeking recognition of same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. In this petition, a request has been made to recognize the marriage of same-sex couples under the Special Marriage Act. The top court also noted that various petitions related to same-sex marriage issues are being heard in various high courts, including those in Kerala and Delhi.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Attorney General on pleas of gay marriage

A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli is hearing the matter. On this matter, the bench said, reply on the notice in four weeks. It also directed the Central Government and the Attorney General of India to issue notices. One petition has been filed by Hyderabad-based gay couple Supriyo Chakraborty and Abhay Dang, while the second petition has been filed by gay couple Partha Firoz Mehrotra and Uday Raj.

The bench issued separate notices to the Union of India and the Attorney General of India and listed the matter for hearing after four weeks, LiveLaw reported. It transferred to itself various pending issues before various High Courts including Kerala and Delhi. The government had also told the high courts that the issue should be taken up by the apex court.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for one of the petitioners, said that they are not touching any religion and they are only seeking recognition under the Special Marriage Act. Meanwhile, one of the petitions raised the absence of a legal framework that allows members of the LGBTQ+ community to marry anyone of their choice.

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The petition states that non-recognition of gay marriage is a violation of the right to equality and the right to life under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution. In 2018, a 5-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalized that part of the 158-year-old colonial law under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

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Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Attorney General on pleas of gay marriage

Story first published: Friday, November 25, 2022, 17:44 [IST]

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