Kiren Rijiju On Same Sex Marriage: Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju (Kiren Rijiju) expressed his views on the issue of same-sex marriage. He said that he leaves this issue to the wisdom of the people of the country which reflects the thinking of the country. When asked whether this issue is such that the Supreme Court should decide or it should be left to the Parliament. On this, the minister said that once there should be a debate on this issue in the Parliament.
The Law Minister said that the Supreme Court has its own authority. We should not speak on court cases, but there is a need for debate in Parliament on the issue of same-sex marriage. The people sitting in the Parliament cover all parts of the country. If any law passed by the Parliament is not in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution, then the Supreme Court has the option of making changes. He can make any further changes in it or send it back to the Parliament.
‘Supreme Court can give any verdict’
Kiren Rijiju said that "Under Article 142, the Supreme Court can refer to anything and pass judgement. On March 13, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud referred several petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriages in the country to a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court.
The final arguments in the matter will be held on April 18
After this, the Supreme Court had directed to list the petitions related to giving legal recognition to gay marriage before the constitution bench. The court will hold the final arguments in the matter on April 18. The hearing will be live-streamed in the public interest. The court had said that the issue related to gay marriage is of vital importance.
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