The Supreme Court on Thursday said it is within the domain of the legislature to give legal recognition to same-sex marriages, but the court’s objective in hearing the same-sex marriage case is to ensure that same-sex couples get social and other benefits. And devise means to give legal rights without the label of marriage. (The Supreme Court left it to the legislature to recognize same-sex marriage)
At least three judges of the constitution bench echoed the view during the hearing of petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages, which have been going on before the top court for the past two weeks.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, who heads the bench, said the bench was not at all inclined to go into marriage, but more on the right to live together and give legal recognition to two persons of the same sex. Was.
The CJI said “Once you recognize that there is a right to cohabitation and it can be a symptom of a permanent relationship. And once you say that the right to cohabitation is a fundamental right, then it is the obligation of the State to All the social implications of cohabitation are a legal recognition, we are not going into marriage at all,”
“Right to love, right to cohabitation, right to choose partner, right to sexual orientation is a fundamental right, but there is no fundamental right to recognize that relationship as marriage or by any other name,” the SG said. ,
CJI Chandrachud said the government was being forced to resolve the issue because if the judiciary entered this area, it would become a legislative issue.
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