The decisions of the Supreme Court bench on major constitutional issues are decisive. In the apex court, the Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has to give its verdict on one such sensitive issue - the question of legal recognition of gay marriage. The Supreme Court bench will give the much-awaited verdict on this matter on October 17.
Decision reserved after 10 days marathon hearing
The bench, which had completed hearing the petitions seeking legal recognition of gay marriage, had reserved its verdict on May 11. The bench headed by CJI Chandrachud also includes Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice PS Narasimha. The verdict was reserved after a 10-day marathon hearing in the Constitution Bench.
Hearing started on April 18
According to news agency PTI, sources said the verdict will be pronounced on Tuesday. After this, important information related to the decision will be updated on the website of the apex court. Let us tell you that the apex court started hearing arguments in the case on April 18.
Government's argument - Supreme Court should avoid constitutional declaration on gay marriage
During the arguments, the Center had told the top court that the court should refrain from making a constitutional declaration on petitions seeking legal recognition for gay marriage. The government had said that no constitutional declaration could be the "right course of action" because the court could not foresee, envisage. According to the government, the court will also not be able to understand and deal with the consequences of same-sex marriage.
strongly oppose the petition
The Center had also told the court that it had received responses from seven states on the issue of gay marriage. According to the government, the governments of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Assam had strongly opposed the arguments of the petitioners demanding legal recognition for such marriages.