An activist holds a pleasure flag as he waits to listen to a verdict on same-sex marriage at India’s Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: Reuters)
NEW DELHI – India’s top court stated on Tuesday that it can’t legalize same-sex marriages, and the chief justice stated it’s the area of parliament to make such a legislation.
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud heard arguments within the case between April and May this 12 months and issued its ruling on Tuesday.
Chandrachud stated there was some “settlement and disagreement about how far we’ve got to go” on same-sex marriage as he learn his order.
Two of the opposite 4 justices agreed with Chandrachud on the court to not legalize same-sex marriage, making it a majority.
The court ruling comes 5 years after a historic 2018 judgment by which the Supreme Court overturned a colonial-era ban on homosexual intercourse.
Only Taiwan and Nepal enable same-sex unions in Asia, the place largely conservative values nonetheless dominate politics and society.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities has opposed the petitions, calling them “city elitist views” and saying parliament is the correct platform to debate and legislate on the matter.
He added that such marriages “should not similar to the idea of an Indian household unit of husband, spouse and kids”.