The Centre on Thursday, 25 February, opposed pleas seeking recognition of same-sex marriage, citing the concept of the Indian family system. The matter will be heard next on 20 April.
“Living together as partners and having a sexual relationship with the same-sex individual is not comparable with Indian family unit concept of a husband, wife and children, which necessarily presuppose a biological man as ‘husband’, a biological woman as ‘wife’ and children born out of the union,” the Centre reportedly said in their reply.
“Courts cannot give legal recognition to such marriages when statute does not allow it,” the Centre added. The Delhi government, meanwhile, has reportedly said the court can decide the way forward.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 25/02/2021