New Delhi: Central government opposes same-sex marriage. She explained that same-sex marriage cannot be compared to an Indian family. According to the concept of Indian family, a man, a woman together and the child(ren) born of their union are considered as a family unit. It sought to strike out the petitions challenging the existing laws.
The government has stated in its affidavit that a man and a woman enter into marriage together and it is recognized by the masses. The definition explains that the concept of marriage has social, cultural and legal implications. So, it should not be disturbed. It has been stated that upon entering into this social system (marriage), it has many rights and responsibilities. It explained that the family conflicts of same-sex marriages are more complicated than giving legal recognition to the couple. Decriminalizing Section 377 of the IPC.. is of the opinion that the demand for recognition of same-sex marriages should not change.
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Several petitions from the LGBTQ plus community have been filed in various courts seeking to allow two women or two men to live together or to recognize their relationship as a legal marriage. All such petitions were transferred to the Supreme Court. These petitions are being heard by a bench headed by CJI Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala. The central government submitted an affidavit to these petitions. The central government opposed the recognition of same-sex marriages. It is clear that these petitions filed challenging the existing laws should be dismissed.