New Delhi: The Center told the Delhi High Court on Monday that gay marriage is “not allowed” because “our law, our justice process, society and our moral values” do not recognize it. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, while hearing a PIL requesting recognition of same-sex marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act. These things were told before the bench of Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan. Also Read – Cheating husband cost wife, Court imposed heavy fine, divorce
Opposing the request made in the petition, Mehta said, “Our law, our justice system, our society and our values do not recognize marriage between gay couples.” Marriage is considered a sacred bond in our place. “He said that the recognition and registration of such marriages cannot be allowed for two other reasons. First… the petition is requesting the court to make a law in this regard. Second, any exemption granted to them would be “against various statutory provisions.” Also Read – Wife had illegal relationship with her boyfriend, husband spies on, then the court imposed a fine of millions on the woman
He said, “As long as the court does not violate various laws, it will not be possible to do so.” Mehta also said that various provisions related to marriage in the Hindu Marriage Act also speak of husband and wife about the relationship. In gay marriage, how will it be determined who is the husband and who is the wife. The bench recognized that things are changing around the world, but this may or may not be applicable in the Indian scenario. Also Read – Center approves CBI investigation, SC said – truth of Sushant’s death should be revealed
The court also questioned the need for a PIL in this regard. He says that those who claim to be affected by it are educated and can themselves come to court. “Why should we hear the PIL,” the bench said. The counsel for the petitioners said that the affected people are not coming forward for fear of boycott in the society, hence the PIL has been filed.
The court asked the lawyer to inform them of gay couples who are unable to register their marriages. The court has fixed October 21 for the hearing of the case.