Hearing on same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court Live updates: On day 5, the Supreme Court heard arguments on marriage equality petitions.
LIVE updates on the same-sex marriage SC hearing: The Supreme Court began day 5 of its hearing on at least 15 petitions over the demand for marital equality in India on Wednesday. The Centre asked the Supreme Court to consider referring concerns raised in the petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex weddings to Parliament.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told a five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud that the highest court has to deal with a “very complex subject” with a “profound social impact.”
“Dobbs represents the American Supreme Court’s view of a woman has no control over her bodily integrity.” “This hypothesis has long been discredited in our country,” he says.
Mehta highlighted a judgment decided by the United States Supreme Court in which it was determined that the Constitution does not include a right to abortion. In doing so, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992), both of which affirmed a woman’s freedom to make reproductive choices.