Same-sex marriage verdict LIVE updates: The Supreme Court is set to deliver its much-anticipated judgment on pleas seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage today. On May 11, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and including Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, Hima Kohli, and P S Narasimha, reserved its verdict on the pleas after a marathon hearing of 10 days.
During the marathon hearings, petitioners through senior advocates including Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Raju Ramachandran, Anand Grover, Geeta Luthra, KV Viswanathan, Saurabh Kirpal, and Menaka Guruswamy stressed on the equality rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and pushed to acknowledge such a union which would ensure LGBTQIA lead a “dignified” life like heterosexuals.
Meanwhile, the Centre has been opposing the pleas arguing that the legislative policy of India has consciously validated a union only between a biological man and a biological woman. On May 3, the Centre told the top court it would constitute a committee headed by the cabinet secretary to examine administrative steps that could be taken to address “genuine concerns” of same-sex couples without going into the issue of legalising their marriage.
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Oct 17, 2023 06:25 AM IST
Same-sex marriage verdict: ‘Hope judgment is in our favour’, says Kolkata’s same-sex couple
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the legality of same-sex marriages, a same-sex couple from West Bengal’s Kolkata expressed their hope for a verdict in favour of their community. “I hope that this verdict is passed in our favour. Once the law is passed people will be able to share about this easily without any hesitation,” Abhishek Ray, who tied the knot with Chaitanya Sharma last year, told news agency ANI.
Oct 17, 2023 06:14 AM IST
Supreme Court to deliver verdict on legality of same-sex marriages today
The Supreme Court is set to deliver its much-anticipated landmark judgment on pleas seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage today – five months after the court reserved its verdict on the pleas after a marathon hearing of 10 days.