INSIGHT: SOUTH ASIA - Will India become the second Asian jurisdiction
17 March 2023
MARCH 17, 2023 INSIGHT: SOUTH ASIA Will India become the second Asian jurisdiction to recognize same-sex marriage? THE TAKEAWAY March 13, petitions for the recognition of same-sex marriages were directed to a five-judge constitutional India is bracing for a landmark verdict in April when bench of the Supreme Court. [...] With a majority of the Indian public in favour banned non-procreative sex, particularly impacting of equal rights for same-sex couples, the question is: homosexuality, to allegedly protect British soldiers Despite the Indian government’s opposition, will India from the exotic “temptations of the Orient” and to become the second Asian jurisdiction, after Taiwan, to “modernize Indian society.” As a. [...] is not it “would cause a complete havoc with the delicate comparable with the Indian family unit concept of a balance of personal laws in the country and in husband, a wife and children.” But it maintains that accepted societal values.” Personal laws in India deal other forms of relations are not necessarily unlawful. [...] the Hindu Marriage Act, along with Muslim and The livestreaming of the case implies a stronger Christian personal laws, there is an emphasis on the spotlight on LGBTQ+ rights in India, and will be heteronormative demarcation of identities within critical for the roughly eight per cent of the Indian marriage, which in turn governs the structure of population who identify as LGBTQ+. [...] Interestingly, a “family unit.” The central government’s further in the past, the BJP government opposed the contention that recognizing same-sex marriages will livestreaming of petitions to recognize same-sex have negative implications for children raised in such marriages, claiming the matter lacked national households attaches an unnecessary social stigma importance.