Same-Sex Marriage Rights in India: An Overview

  • Abhinav Sandeep Khadikar and Rohit Ajay Deoras
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  • Abhinav Sandeep Khadika

    Student at NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, India

  • Rohit Ajay Deoras

    Student at Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, India

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After the landmark judgement of Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India which decriminalised section 377, the fight for equal rights never ended for the LGBT+ community (hereinafter community). It was always thought that the community would fight for marriage rights next. Unsurprisingly, there are certain petitions filed in the Delhi High Court. The petitioners seek legal recognition for same-sex marriages in India under certain statutes. The article highlights on how the community has approached the court. The article explains the reasons why the community is fighting to gain same-sex marriage rights. After looking closely at the petitions, the article would do a study on the same sex marriage rights in the United States of America to see if legalising same-sex marriages had a positive impact on the lives of people from the community. Based on that, certain suggestions have been given so the community can gain equal marriage rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 1123 - 1132


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