Delhi: All the pleas in Supreme Court that seek recognition of same sex marriage have been opposed by the centre in its affidavit. Replying to all the petitions, the government has said that the notion of marriage presupposes the union between two persons of opposite sex, as per LiveLaw report.
Government highlighted that after Section 377 of Indian Penal Code has been nullified, it is now legally permissible for LGBT people to engage in consensual intercourse. However, this contradicts the concept of an Indian marriage.
“Family issues are far beyond mere recognition and registration of marriage between persons belonging to the same gender. Living together as partners and having sexual relationship by same sex individuals [which is decriminalised now] is not comparable with the Indian family unit concept of a husband, a wife and children which necessarily presuppose a biological man husband’.: biological woman as a ‘wife’ and the children born out of the union between the two who are reared by the biological man as father and the biological woman as mother,” the petition reads.