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Business News/ News / India/  SC reserves judgement on petitions pertaining to marriage equality right
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SC reserves judgement on petitions pertaining to marriage equality right

Earlier, the Central government had said that three states --Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan -- had opposed the move.

Representative image. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/MintPremium
Representative image. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

The Supreme Court's constitutional bench on 11 May reserved judgement on various petitions pertaining to marriage equality rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.

The bench was led by by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and also comprises Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, PS Narasimha and Hima Kohli.

"We are reserving the judgement," said CJI DY Chandrachud.

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The SC on Tuesday resumed the hearing of petitions seeking legal recognition for same-sex marriages in India, citing that the Indian Constitution itself is a 'tradition breaker'.

The Constitution bench has begun the hearing on the matter on April 18 and the hearing went on for nearly 10 days.

The court has clarified that it will deal with the issue under the provisions of the Special Marriage Act and will not touch the personal laws on this aspect.

Earlier, the Central government had said that three states --Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan -- had opposed the move, whereas Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Sikkim sought more time to give their opinion on the same-sex marriage issue.

Centre on April 18 issued a letter to States, asking them to give their opinion on the issues relating to Same-sex marriage.

 

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Published: 11 May 2023, 04:33 PM IST
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