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Marriage Equality UPSC NOTE

 Legal and societal aspects of same sex marriage.

  • The five-judge Constitution Bench by a majority view, has held that nonheterosexual couples cannot claim an unqualified right to marry.

  • Central government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court frowning upon same-sex marriage

  • Central government only accept the marriage of biological man and women.

  • Many hold the view that the issue should be debated by Parliament and not by the courts. 

  • More than 20 retired judges issued a statement saying that legalisation of same-sex marriage will “strike at the very root of the family system”.

Legal and societal aspects of same sex marriage.

  • The majority of countries in the world do not currently recognize same-sex marriage. 

  • However, there has been a significant increase in the number of countries legalizing same-sex marriage in recent years.

  • The social status of same-sex marriage is also evolving. 

  • In many countries, public opinion on same-sex marriage has become more supportive in recent years.

Legal and societal aspects of same sex marriage.

Some additional thoughts,

  • Legalizing same-sex marriage is a matter of human rights. All people, regardless of their sexual orientation, have the right to marry the person they love.

  • Same-sex marriage benefits society as a whole. It strengthens families and communities, and it promotes equality and non-discrimination.

  • There is no evidence to suggest that same-sex marriage harms children or families. 

  • Research shows that children raised by same-sex parents are just as healthy and well-adjusted.

Rights of Queer individuals in India.

  • In 2018, the SC of India struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

  • Which criminalized consensual homosexual sex. 

  • This was a landmark ruling for queer rights in India, 

  • Full equality and acceptance for queer people is still insufficient. 

  • Queer people in India still face discrimination in many areas of life, including employment, housing, healthcare, and education. 

  • They may also be subjected to violence and harassment.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Marriage Equality UPSC NOTE
Marriage Equality UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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