The Bar Council of India (BCI) has passed a resolution opposing the legal recognition of same-sex marriages. This move comes after the Supreme Court hinted that it may redefine the “evolving notion of marriage” as the next step following the decriminalization of consensual homosexual relationships.
The Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud, heard multiple petitions seeking legal recognition for same-sex marriage. The bench rejected the argument that same-sex couples cannot properly care for their children, stating that there is no evidence to support this claim.
However, the Bar Council of India has taken a different stance on the issue, stating that “the Joint meeting is of the unanimous opinion that given the sensitivity of the issue of same-sex marriage, having a spectrum of stakeholders from diverse socio-religious backgrounds, this should be dealt with after an elaborative consultation process involving different social, religious groups by the competent legislature.”
The resolution suggests that the issue of same-sex marriage is a sensitive one that requires careful consideration from a range of stakeholders with diverse socio-religious backgrounds. The Bar Council of India believes that an elaborate consultation process involving various social and religious groups is necessary before making any decisions regarding same-sex marriage.
The debate around same-sex marriage in India has been ongoing for several years, with some arguing that it is a fundamental human right, while others believe it goes against traditional values and religious beliefs. The Bar Council of India’s resolution shows that this is a complex issue that requires careful consideration and consultation with all stakeholders involved.