Kiren Rijiju said on Centre’s stand on same-sex marriage – it is a policy matter
Rijiju’s remarks came at a time when the Supreme Court, which was hearing a batch of petitions seeking legalization of same-sex marriages, on Monday clubbed the petitions and referred the matter to a five-judge constitution bench. Pass sent.
Speaking about the Centre’s opposition to the pleas seeking legal recognition for same-sex marriage, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said the Center is not against individual liberty and choice of citizens, but since the issue relates to the institution of marriage Therefore, it is a policy matter that deserves serious discussion. The government is not interfering in the personal life or activities of an individual. Personal liberty or the personal activities of the citizens are never questioned or disturbed or regulated by the government. However, when the issue relates to the institution of marriage, it is a matter of policy. News agency ANI quoted Rijiju as saying that there is a need for a serious discussion on this.
Rijiju’s remarks came at a time when the Supreme Court, which was hearing a batch of petitions seeking legalization of same-sex marriages, on Monday clubbed the petitions and referred the matter to a five-judge constitution bench. Pass sent. The hearing on the issue will begin on April 18. On Sunday, the Center submitted its affidavit on same-sex marriages in the Supreme Court in which it clearly expressed its opposition saying that same-sex marriages are not compatible with the concept of the Indian family.
In the affidavit, the Center said that the concept of an Indian family consists of a biological man and woman and it would not be possible to change the entire legislative policy of the country which is deeply embedded in religious and social norms. Stating that same-sex relationships and heterosexual relationships are clearly different categories, which cannot be treated equally, the Center said that living together as partners by same-sex persons, which in 2018 It was decriminalized by the Supreme Court in 1957, is not comparable with the Indian family.