He or She! Rethinking the Paradoxical Dilemma surrounding Marriage Equality

  • Pallabi Nath
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  • Pallabi Nath

    LL.M. student at Tezpur University, India

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The tussle between marriage equality and the cultural and societal values associated with the institution of marriage is quite intense in India considering the conservatism and ethnocentricity in the society. India is grappling with the conversation of legalizing homosexual relationships and whether the route to rejecting the deep-rooted stigma associated with it is the simultaneous acceptance of same-sex marriage. The problem with legalizing homosexual marriage is that Indian traditional households are not prepared to accept colossal changes in marriage laws as the society only recognizes the union of a binary male and a female. Customs and traditions concerning the institution of marriage have profound value in India. Considering the ongoing developments, a question arises that whether or not India should consider recognizing same-sex marriage. On the route to legally recognizing same-sex marriage, age-old customs, and societal values seem to be standing in between.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2529 - 2547

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115688

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