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Legalising Same-sex Marriages


Over the past few years, there has been an increasing push to acknowledge and respect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, which include their right to get married. This movement has been gaining momentum in countries around the world, including India, where the issue of same-sex marriages has been a topic of much debate and controversy. However, recently, the union governments stance on same-sex marriage has been a subject of much debate and criticism. Despite pleas in the Supreme Court seeking recognition for same-sex marriages and legal status in India, the government has opposed the plea stating that the issue of same-sex marriage is a matter of legislative policy and that it is up to Parliament to decide whether or not to legalise it and that the case would be heard by a constitution bench of the Supreme Court.

However, this opposition is seen by many as regressive and discriminatory towards the LGBTQ+ community. The Constitution guarantees equality and non-discrimination, implying that every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation, has the right to marry and live a dignified life. By opposing the recognition of same-sex marriages, the government is infringing on the fundamental rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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