Same-Sex Marriage: The government is not against anyone’s rights, Rijiju said about the Centre’s stand on same-sex marriage – but marriage…
“A person of any gender can choose to lead a particular life. But when you talk about marriage, it is an institution. It is governed by various provisions and laws.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday defended the government’s opposition to same-sex marriages, saying it was based on Indian tradition and ethos. “A person of any gender can choose to lead a particular life. But when you talk about marriage, it is an institution. It is governed by various provisions and laws,” the government argued in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Sunday. Noted that legal recognition of same-sex marital unions would cause “complete destruction” in the country with the delicate balance of personal laws and accepted social values. It said that the legislative policy in India is to recognize marriage only as a bond between a biological man and a biological woman. Gives recognition
The Supreme Court on Monday referred the petitions seeking legal recognition to same-sex marriages to a five-judge constitution bench, saying the issue was of “fundamental importance”. Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice P.S. Narasimha and Justice J.B. Pardiwala’s bench said that the issue relates to constitutional rights on the one hand and special legislative enactments including the Special Marriage Act on the other, which have an effect on each other. “We are of the opinion that it would be appropriate if the issues raised are to be resolved by a five judge bench with regard to Article 145(3) of the Constitution,” the bench said.