State Government Invited To Comment On Court Proceedings On Same Sex Marriage

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Amid the ongoing hearing on the same sex marriage public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, the centre submitted an application, demanding comments of state governments.

In the application, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have issued a circular, asking for their comments and input.

The government has filed a fresh affidavit before the apex court in the same-sex marriage case seeking directions to add all states and union territories as parties to the case. According to the Centre, any decision on the present issues without making States a party and without specifically obtaining their opinion on the present issue would render the present adversarial exercise incomplete and truncated.

The Centre said, the state governments are major stake holders in the issue, and their opinion plays a vital role in the same sex marriage issue in India.

Meanwhile, the hearing into the same sex marriage issue entered its second day, on the 19th of April.  The Apex Court five judges bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud is hearing the matter.

While Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is representing the Central Government, against the bunch of PILs filed, seeking legal validation for same sex marriage.

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