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Same sex marriage 'not recognised by our laws, society, values', Centre tells Delhi HC
India

Same sex marriage 'not recognised by our laws, society, values', Centre tells Delhi HC

The court was hearing a PIL asking for same sex marriages to be recognised under the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
India

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature

Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.

Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking recognition of LGBT relationships, rights to marriage, adoption and divorce
India

Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking recognition of LGBT relationships, rights to marriage, adoption and divorce

Delhi HC dismissed a petition seeking directions to make rules, regulation to recognise LGBT community members' relationships including marriage, adoption, divorce. The petition was filed by Tajinder Singh sought to constitute an LGBT commission in Delhi for upliftment and welfare of members of the community.

Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act
India

Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act

Supreme Court must reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which empowers courts in India to effectively force a person to live with their spouse against their will

Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce
India

Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce

The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2018. The Law Commission in its report had also recommended repeal of laws and provisions which were discriminatory against leprosy affected people.

SC dismisses plea seeking to reduce men's marriageable age to 18 years, fines petitioner Rs 25,000 for filing PIL lacking merit
India

SC dismisses plea seeking to reduce men's marriageable age to 18 years, fines petitioner Rs 25,000 for filing PIL lacking merit

The petition has challenged the provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Marriage Act which deal with the minimum marriageable age for men.

Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away
India

Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away

The Supreme Court was able to read down Section 377 because right to equality guaranteed in the Constitution, but to legalise gay marriages, adoption or inheritance, requires legislative changes, something only the Parliament can do

Partners in live-in relationships in India can hope for better rights, if earlier verdicts are anything to go by
India

Partners in live-in relationships in India can hope for better rights, if earlier verdicts are anything to go by

The Supreme Court currently examining a case to determine whether a live-in relationship can be treated as a de-facto marriage and whether a man can be held liable to pay his partner maintenance if the relationship ends because of refusal to marry.

Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives
Politics

Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives

If bigamous politicians are truly a political issue, let a party have the guts to say they will deny tickets to anyone doing it.

SC says consent inherent in Hindu Marriage Act, won't intervene to issue declaration separately
India

SC says consent inherent in Hindu Marriage Act, won't intervene to issue declaration separately

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said consent is inherent in Hindu Marriage Act and won't interfere to issue a declaration separately, media reports said.

Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session
India

Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session

Muslim men in Uttar Pradesh's rural areas seem to be in a hurry to divorce their wives before the Union government outlaws the practice of triple talaq. There has been a spurt in these instant divorces since Parliament took up the bill.

Delhi govt to soon implement separate marriage act for Sikhs; work in final stage, says revenue minister
India

Delhi govt to soon implement separate marriage act for Sikhs; work in final stage, says revenue minister

Framing of provisions under Anand Marriage Act is in final stages and it will be notified soon, Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gahlot said on Wednesday.

Centre offers Rs 2.5 lakh to every inter-caste marriage involving Dalit partner; removes income ceiling from 2013 law
India

Centre offers Rs 2.5 lakh to every inter-caste marriage involving Dalit partner; removes income ceiling from 2013 law

The Centre, in a bid to promote inter-caste marriage and the social upliftment of Dalits, has ruled that all inter-caste couples where one partner is a Dalit will stand to earn Rs 2.5 lakh upon getting married

Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem
India

Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem

Supreme Court order criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules on child abuse and child marriage, but it also makes sexually active adolescents vulnerable

SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriage
India

SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriage

Expressing dismay over an alarming figure of 23 million child brides in the country, the Supreme Court has said one out of every five marriages violated laws prohibiting child marriage.

SC ruling that 'cooling period' can be waived for divorce is progressive, pragmatic; minimises State intervention in matrimony
India

SC ruling that 'cooling period' can be waived for divorce is progressive, pragmatic; minimises State intervention in matrimony

SC held that the six-month waiting period prescribed under Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 for divorce by mutual consent is not mandatory.

Triple talaq case petitioner proposes Muslim Family Law on lines of Hindu, Indian Christian marriage acts
India

Triple talaq case petitioner proposes Muslim Family Law on lines of Hindu, Indian Christian marriage acts

A petitioner in the triple talaq case came out with a proposal for a Muslim Family Law to govern marriages and divorces in the community on the lines of the Hindu and Indian Christian marriage acts

Hindu Marriage Act must keep up with times to provide protection to partners, children in live-in relationships
India

Hindu Marriage Act must keep up with times to provide protection to partners, children in live-in relationships

The scope of marriage under the HMA must be expanded to accommodate the changes in society and to provide legal protection to the rights of partners and children born out of non-marriages.

Muslim Women's Law Board chief moots New Marriage Act, AIMPLB trashes idea
India

Muslim Women's Law Board chief moots New Marriage Act, AIMPLB trashes idea

As the debate over Triple Talaq heats up with the Centre telling Supreme Court that the practice violates fundamental rights, a Muslim women body has gone a step ahead and demanded a new Muslim Marriage Act on the lines of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

Pak parliament approves Hindu Marriage Act; editorial in local daily calls it good news
World

Pak parliament approves Hindu Marriage Act; editorial in local daily calls it good news

The Pakistani parliament has worked out a mechanism to register marriages between Hindus in the country, a daily said Thursday, noting that while this is "good news" for the country, "we must remember that parliament has only done what it should have done decades ago".