A hearing was held in the Supreme Court today on the issue of same-sex marriages. The court has used Article 145(3) in this case. The hearing of this case will be done by the Constitutional Bench, which will have 5 judges.
New Delhi: A hearing has been held in the Supreme Court today on the matter of same-sex marriages. During this, the Central Government requested to conduct the hearing in the month of April. After this, the SC listed the matter for April 18. The court has used Article 145(3) in this case. The hearing of this case will be done by the Constitutional Bench, which will have 5 judges.
Significantly, the central government has opposed giving legal recognition to same-sex marriages in the country. The Center has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that it is not in favour of giving legal recognition to gay marriage.
Earlier, the affidavit of the central government states that the government is not in its favour. The Center on Sunday filed a 56-page affidavit in the court stating that same-sex marriage is not according to Indian tradition.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had decided to simultaneously hear all the petitions filed in different High Courts including Delhi regarding this issue. On January 6, the court transferred all the petitions related to this issue to itself.
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In the affidavit, the government has said that the Supreme Court and the High Court have clarified the interpretation of personal liberty in many of their decisions. On the basis of these decisions also this petition should be dismissed as there is no merit in it. It is justified to dismiss him on the basis of merit also.
The government has said that even according to the law, same-sex marriage cannot be recognized because the definition of husband and wife has been given biologically. Accordingly, both have legal rights as well. How can husband and wife be considered separately in case of a dispute in same-sex marriage?