Supreme Court Rejects Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in India

Supreme Court Rejects Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in India

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has concluded its hearings on petitions concerning same-sex marriage in India.

These proceedings took place between April and May, with advocates seeking a change in the law to allow legal marriage for same-sex couples.

LGBTQ+ Community’s Hopes Dashed

This morning, the Supreme Court delivered its ruling, and it has left the LGBTQ+ community in India deeply disappointed.

Many within the community had held high hopes that the justices would recognize their constitutional right to marriage equality.

Progress and Resistance in India

It’s worth noting that it was only in 2018 that the Supreme Court took a significant step by striking down a colonial-era law that had banned homosexuality in India.

However, while legal barriers were removed, society’s attitudes have remained largely conservative.

Opposition from Government and Religious Leaders

One of the major obstacles to recognizing same-sex marriages in India has been the strong opposition from both the government and religious leaders.

Their resistance to opening up marriage to same-sex couples has been a significant factor in this legal battle.

Awaiting Further Developments

This is an evolving story, and further updates will provide additional details and reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding same-sex marriage in India.

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