Supreme Court of India Denies Reconsideration of Same-Sex Marriage Ban


Updated: 3:58 PM, Tue July 09, 2024

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India declined requests for an open court hearing to reconsider its previous decision denying legal recognition to same-sex marriages. In October of the previous year, a five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud ruled against providing legal backing for same-sex marriage, stating that marriage rights were reserved for those recognized by law.

The apex court, however, emphasized the need to protect the rights of queer individuals, ensuring they do not face discrimination when accessing goods and services. Measures such as safe houses, known as ‘Garima Greh’, and dedicated hotline numbers were proposed to support community members facing harassment and violence.

The review pleas will be considered in chambers on July 10 by a five-judge bench, which includes the CJI and Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Hima Kohli, B V Nagarathna, and P S Narasimha. Senior advocates Abhishek Singhvi and NK Kaul had requested an open court review, but this was denied as per judicial practice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to the Above News

What was the decision of the Supreme Court of India regarding legal recognition of same-sex marriages?

The Supreme Court of India ruled against providing legal recognition to same-sex marriages, stating that marriage rights are reserved for those recognized by law.

What measures were proposed by the apex court to protect the rights of queer individuals?

The court proposed measures such as safe houses ('Garima Greh') and dedicated hotline numbers to support queer individuals facing harassment and violence.

Will the review pleas regarding same-sex marriage be considered in an open court hearing?

No, the review pleas will be considered in chambers by a five-judge bench on July 10, and not in an open court hearing as per judicial practice.

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