Today is D-day for the youth of India as the Supreme Court of India will announce its verdict on same-sex marriage. Tuesday, October 17, 2023, i.e. today, the top court is expected to pronounce its stance on the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India. To note, the Supreme Court on May 11 reserved its judgment after a gauge of pleas seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage. The judgment was reserved to be pronounced on October 17 after the five-judge constitution bench heard the pleas seeking legal validation recognition of same-sex marriage. Do you want to know more about the historic decision that is likely to be announced by SC today? If yes, stick with this page and go through it till the end. Swipe down the page.
SC’s Judgement To Come Out On Same-Sex Marriage
The five-judge Constitution bench that was hearing the plea of same-sex marriage is comprised of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice SK Kaul, Hima Kohli, SR Bhat, and PS Narasimha. The petitioners claimed during the hearing that “India is a marriage-based culture” and that LGBT couples (homosexual couples) should be granted the same rights as any heterosexual couples have, like the status of “spouse” in finance and insurance issues; inheritance, medial, and succession decisions, and even in surrogacy and adoption matters.
A gay couple who hails from West Bengal’s Kolkata is hoping that the Supreme Court will announce its verdict in favor of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community. “I hope that this verdict is passed in our favor. Once the law is passed people will be able to share about this easily without any hesitation,” As today is the date when SC is scheduled to announce its final verdict on same-sex marriage, netizens are keenly following the updates. Some believe SC will announce its decision in favor of same-sex marriage while some believe that the legal war will go ahead with comprehensive anti-discrimination laws.
A netizen took to Twitter to write, “As Advocate Karuna Nundy says, even if #SupremeCourtofIndia rules in our favor in #MarriageEquality case, the fight is long from over. For instance, we need comprehensive anti-discrimination laws and effective deterrents against conversion therapy,” Another said, I think that same-sex marriage provision is the prerogative of Parliament. There is separation of power between the judiciary and legislative. However after the Johar case, SC may leave this issue to parliament to make a law on this subject because it has a far-reaching effect,”