India: still a long way behind

India: still a long way behind

Sir ,

The Supreme Court of the United States of America has legalized same-sex marriages in all the 50 states of the country. While pronouncing the verdict, the associate justice of the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, said, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

However, gay relations are not legal in many countries across the world, with some even having the provision of death penalty for those found involved in same-sex relationships.

India’s case is peculiar in that it lacks a uniform civil code even when it comes to heterosexual unions. Therefore, it still has a long way to go in addressing the issue of gay unions.

Yours truly,

V. Dattatray Patil, Pune

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