Same Sex Marriages: A Socio-Legal Conundrum

  • Kumar Gautam
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  • Kumar Gautam

    Assistant Professor at Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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The legal issue pertaining to the recognition of same sex marriage is a moot question which not only just concerns the LGBTQI+ community but it also gives a brainstorming task for the courts, legislators and researchers in academia. After the decriminalization of homosexuality among the consenting adults give to another demand i.e. legal validation of same sex unions. The same sex union has been recognized in many of the democratic countries throughout the world and the many are on the trail of giving recognition in their respective countries. The queer community has been demanding this right for the past many decades which has been prolonged due to the opposition from the institution of religion and societal norms which indicate towards non acceptance of such kind of unions. The present paper is an attempt to understand the socio-legal dynamics revolving around same sex unions and tries to explore the same with the constitutional prism; along with the role of judiciary as a guardian of queer rights.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 3559 - 3564


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