Recently the Centre told the Delhi High Court that ‘our laws, our legal system, our society and our values do not recognise marriage…between same-sex couples’. They are not alone. This sentiment is echoed by many others.
The petition has contended that despite the Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual homosexual acts, marriages between same sex couples was still not possible in India and the further hearing is due for October 21 as per the submission by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta.
Some of the world’s best-known faces are openly gay. By choosing to liberate themselves, they also set an example both within their communities and around the world. But India still has a long way to go.
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court last September unanimously decriminalised part section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.
The pandemic stalled the prideful marches, but painters, writers, filmmakers and performing artistes from the LGBTQ community embrace the digital world to express their political demand for an all-surpassing equality