News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 15 Sep 2020 02:36 AM IST
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Center told Delhi High Court, gay couples cannot allow marriage
During the hearing on Monday before a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jain, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta opposed the plea, saying that gay marriage cannot be allowed to be recognized or registered for two reasons. In the first petition, the court has been asked to make laws. Secondly, any relief would be considered contrary to various constitutional provisions.
How will husband and wife determine in gay marriage
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Government, during the hearing in the Delhi High Court on the plea for allowing gay couples to marry, said how would the husband and wife be determined in such a marriage? He said, in the provisions of Hindu Marriage Act, husband and wife are mentioned. How will it be decided if people of one gender marry?
During the hearing of the case, a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel also questioned the need for a PIL. The bench said, those claiming to be affected by this are educated and can go to court themselves. In such a situation, why should we hear the PIL? To this, petitioner advocate Abhijit Iyer Mitra said, “There was a fear of boycott when such people came in front, so a PIL was filed.”
At the same time, Mehta, appearing for the central government, said, “The Supreme Court criminalized homosexuality only. On this, the bench asked the petitioner lawyer to give information about gay couples whose marriage was not allowed to be registered.” The bench has ordered them to present factual aspects. Now the next hearing of the case will be on October 21.