Legalizing same-sex marriages is abysmally overdue
SummaryDenying individuals matrimonial and other rights that emanate from matrimony solely for their sexual orientation is unjust
A tragic tale of forbidden love’ it often is, but should not be. The idea of same-sex marriage in India defies longstanding idealistic facades of morality and culture. The battle against societal taboos and legal prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community has been onerous and laborious, globally. The Netherlands was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2000, followed by other countries in Europe, the American continent, and South Africa. A total of 29 countries across the globe have recognized same-sex marriages. But India is not one of them.