Source - Bar and Bench
The Delhi High Court issued notice in the PIL seeking the recognition of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act.
The PIL has been clubbed with an allied petition seeking that the Special Marriage Act and the Foreign Marriage Act be interpreted to apply the marriages of same-sex couples.
PIL is seeking a declaration to recognize the right of same sex couples to marry under the hindu marriage act,1956.
(Abhijit Iyer Mitra & Ors vs UOI)
The bench of justices R S Endlaw and justice Asha Menon was expected to hear the matter. The court decided to hear both the matters together including similar issue registered earlier.
Advocate Raghav Awasthi , appearing for petitioner asked to apply same sex marriage in hindu marriage act as the language of act is gender neutral.
The matter is expected to be taken up on january 8,2021 by the same Bench of Justices Endlaw and Menon.
the PIL for recognition of same sex marriage under hindu marriage act was the bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.
At the same time , Soliciter General Tushar Mehta had submitted that the indian legal system and values do not recognise marriage , which is sacramental , between same sex couples.