In an interesting incident, two men, who admitted to being a gay couple, approached the Supreme Court seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act.
Moving to the apex court, the gay couple urged the judiciary to issue appropriate directions to the governments concerned to permit them to solemnise their marriage.
According to the petition, they sought to enforce the fundamental rights of LGBTQ+ individuals to wed any person of their choice and said that, “the exercise of which ought to be insulated from the disdain of legislative and popular majorities.”
The petitioners filed the PIL under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. They submit that this violates the fundamental rights ensured under Part III of the Constitution, including Articles 14, 15, 19 (1) (a), and 21. The apex Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and Attorney General R Venkataramani regarding this case.