July 19, 2024 23:58 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
NEET-UG 2024 retest to be held only if sanctity is lost due to paperleak on large scale: Supreme Court | Avoid travel and minimize movement: India's advisory to its nationals in Bangladesh amid Jatrabari violence | No systemic failure: NTA to Supreme Court on NEET-UG 2024 paper leak | Controversial IAS officer Puja Khedkar's mother Manorama Khedkar detained | US President Joe Biden tests Covid-19 positive with mild symptoms
Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from same-sex marriage verdict review plea hearing in SC
Photo courtesy: Pixabay/ Wikimedia Commons

Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from same-sex marriage verdict review plea hearing in SC

| @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2024, 10:49 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The hearing of petitions seeking review of the verdict refusing to recognize same-sex marriages was postponed on Wednesday with Justice Sanjiv Khanna, a member of a newly constituted bench, recusing himself from the matter.

A chamber hearing was scheduled for the consideration of these review petitions.

The new bench was constituted since two judges of the 5-judge bench that delivered the judgment—Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and S Ravindra Bhat—retired.

Justices Sanjiv Khanna and BV Nagarathna replaced the retired members of the bench.

The other judges on the bench include Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice Hima Kohli, and PS Narasimha.

However, with the recusal of Justice Khanna, a new bench will have to be constituted before the apex court can hear the matter.

On Tuesday, the review petitioners urged the Supreme Court to have an open court hearing of the petition. The CJI, however, said that traditionally, review petitions happen only in chambers.

On Oct 17, 2013, the apex court, which in 2018 decriminalized homosexuality in India nullifying a colonial-era law, refused to give recognition to same-sex marriage but directed the central government to look into the issues of administrative problems faced by homosexual couples.

The verdict while admitting that queer love flourished since ancient times said marriage rights of non-heterosexual couples should be given only through the parliamentary process and not court since the policy-making and law marking are meant for Parliament.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice SK Kaul recognised the queer people's right to adopt while three other judges- S Ravindra Bhat, PS Narasimha and Hima Kohli- had disagreed.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.