Supreme Court sets up a five-judge bench to examine same-sex marriage laws
The five-judge bench will examine the constitutional validity of same-sex marriages and the need to decriminalize homosexuality in India.
The petition argues that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is a violation of their fundamental rights and discriminates against them based on sexual orientation.
India's current laws on homosexuality, including Section 377, are remnants of the colonial era and are outdated in modern times.
Several countries around the world, including the United States and Canada, have legalized same-sex marriages, and India should follow suit to ensure equal rights for all citizens.
The petition also highlights the importance of legal recognition for same-sex couples, including the right to adopt and inherit property.
The case is expected to have significant implications for the LGBTQ+ community in India and could pave the way for greater acceptance and equality.
The five-judge bench is set to begin hearings on the case in the coming months, and the outcome could shape the future of same-sex marriage laws in India.
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