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Plea In Court Seeks To Allow Special Marriage Act To Apply To All Couples

Petition filed by same-sex couple seeks recognition of marriage under Special Marriage ActA same-sex couple on Thursday urged the Delhi High Court to issue directions to allow the Special Marriage Act to apply to all couples regardless of their gender identity.A single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla, however, referred the matter to a division bench, which is dealing with similar kind of matter and listed it for hearing next week

.The couple has urged the High Court to declare that the Special Marriage Act, 1954, as unconstitutional insofar as it does not provide for solemnisation of marriage between a same-sex couple and to issue direction for declaring that the Special Marriage Act, 1954 ought to apply to all couples regardless of their gender identity and sexual orientation.The petition filed by the same-sex couple has also sought directions to concerned authorities to register their marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954e.

News source ~ NDTV