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‘No sex with spouse for long a form of mental cruelty, says Allahabad HC: Report

The husband sought a divorce on grounds of mental cruelty, divorce agreement and long desertion.

A bench comprising Justice Suneet Kumar and Justice Rajendra Kumar-IV quashed a family court's order by a Principal judge, which dismissed the divorce appeal under Section 13 Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. (File)
Published on May 26, 2023 08:51 AM IST

SC overrules govt objection, begins same sex hearing

India's Supreme Court has begun hearing a number of petitions calling for legal recognition of same-sex marriages, despite objections from the government. The court clarified that the proceedings will focus on validating such unions under the Special Marriage Act only, and not under personal laws. If successful, India would become only the third country in Asia to allow same-sex unions, five years after the court decriminalised homosexuality. Around 50 petitioners have argued that denying them the right to wed is unconstitutional and violates their fundamental rights.

Around 50 petitioners have approached the top court asking for legalisation of same-sex marriage (PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti moves SC, opposes same-sex marriage

Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti submitted that like some of the Western countries we cannot just follow the same-sex relationship in our Indian Society.

The top court is dealing with various petitions seeking recognition for same-sex marriages under statutory provisions of various enactments such as the Special Marriage Act, the Foreign Marriage Act, the Hindu Marriage Act, and others. (File)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 07:22 PM IST

‘Urban elitist views’: Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Supreme Court

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that creation of a new social institution is beyond the scope of judicial determination

The Centre has questioned the maintainability of a clutch of petitions in the Supreme Court that has demanded legal validation for same-sex marriages in India. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 09:53 AM IST

‘Assault on family system’: Jamiat moves plea in SC opposing same sex marriage

Any change in the existing laws is for the Parliament to decide, read the application.

Earlier last month, the Centre filed an affidavit in the top court opposing the demand for recognising same-sex marriage. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:51 PM IST
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