Marriage between same-sex couples was “not permissible” in India as it is not recognised by “our laws, legal system, society and our values”, the central government told the Delhi High Court on Monday.
The submission was made by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta before the high court during the hearing of a PIL seeking a declaration that same-sex marriages be recognised under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) and Special Marriage Act.
The bench observed that the world over things were changing, but it may or may not be applicable to India.
The petition has contended that despite the Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual homosexual acts, marriages between same-sex couples was still not possible.
Inputs: India Today