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- Same Sex Marriage Case; Supreme Court Hearing Latest Updates | CJI DY Chandrachud
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The fifth day of hearing is going on in the Supreme Court on 20 petitions seeking recognition of same sex marriage. CJI Chandrachud, while ending the hearing on the fourth day, had said that the petitioners would have to finish their arguments in 45 minutes today. After this, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will give arguments on behalf of the Government of India.
On the other hand, on the fourth day, hearing the side of 6 lawyers, the Constitutional Bench had asked that this issue comes in the domain of the Parliament, so it would not be right to compare it with the British Parliament. In such a situation, the question is, where should the court interfere?
The hearing is being conducted by a constitutional bench of CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice SK Kaul, Justice Ravindra Bhat, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice Hima Kohli.
Now read the important arguments of tomorrow’s hearing…
- Geeta Luthra: I live abroad, this is not a ground to deprive me of my rights: Marriage is an ever-changing concept, it is not a static concept. 34 countries of the world, including 12 countries of G-20, have recognized same sex marriage. We can’t stay behind. No one can be denied rights.
- Anand Grover: The statement of elite class is wrong, same sex couples came from small towns to big cities: As for the urban elites, such people (LGBT) fled their homes in large numbers. Some of these were from small towns and came to the capitals. Here he sought protection from the High Courts. In such a situation, the statement of elite class is wrong.
- Jayna Kothari: Transgenders face difficulties in everyday life: Not only same sex couple, everyone should get equal rights in marriage. Trans people are not getting equal rights. They are still facing a lot of difficulties in everyday life.
- Maneka Guruswamy- Parliament cannot take us out of the purview of the Constitution: The government cannot come to the court and say that this is a matter of Parliament. The basic structure is also ours. We are also part of its soul. Parliament cannot be the reason to exclude us from this guarantee under the Constitution.
- Saurabh Kripal- There is a difference between court and parliament, this case is about marriage equality: Practically the question is how far and how much do we have to go. This court will decide whether it can do so or not. This is the difference between court and parliament. Let us not forget that this case is about marriage equality.
- Vrinda Grover – All we need is the right of a chosen family: The Transgender Act states that the Special Marriage Act should recognize trans persons. What we are telling the court is a new vision of marriage and relationship, one based on love, care and respect. It is not found in families of birth.
Now read the news related to the last 3 hearings in this case…
Hearing on the fourth day- The petitioner said – it is recognized in 12 G-20 countries, we cannot lag behind
The fourth day’s hearing was over. The petitioners said that 34 countries of the world have recognized same sex marriage. These also include 12 countries of the G-20. We should not lag behind in this matter. The petitioner said that the Parliament did not give any positive response in 5 years regarding the rights of LGBT. Read the full news…
Hearing on the third day- CJI asked- Is it necessary to have 2 different gender partners for marriage?
Hearing was held in the Supreme Court for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Amid arguments given by the petitioners for about 4 hours, the Supreme Court asked whether it is necessary for an institution like marriage to have partners of two different genders? While concluding the hearing, CJI Chandrachud named 13 lawyers to argue further. Read full news…
Hearing of the second day – the petitioner said – the status of marriage gives financial support and security
Hearing on 20 petitions seeking legal recognition of same sex marriage ended in the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the second day. On Thursday, the hearing will begin with the arguments of Advocate Singhvi. During the hearing, the CJI said that the government does not have this data, which proves that same sex marriage is an elite class concept. Read full news…
First day’s hearing – The government said – there should be no hearing on the matter; CJI said – exercise for the next generations
Opposing the recognition of same sex, the central government said that we are getting entangled in this matter. We are saying that the matter should not be heard at all. This is a very sensitive issue. On this, the court said that the exercise of hearing is being done for generations to come. The court and Parliament will decide on this later. Read full news…