Allahabad High Court Rejects Demand Of Same-Sex Marriage Sought By Two Prayagraj Girls
Prayagraj, April 14 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court has rejected the demand of two minor girls to recognize same-sex marriage. In this matter, mother of one girl had filed a habeas corpus petition to free her daughter from the clutches of another girl. Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav gave this order while disposing of the habeas corpus petition filed by mother Manju Devi.
Anju Devi, who lives in Atarsuiya police station area of Prayagraj, told the High Court that her daughter is an adult and that she has been illegally taken hostage by a girl. On the orders of the High Court, both the girls appeared in the court.
She told the court that she was an adult and that both of them had gone into a same-sex marriage with mutual consent and will. Their same-sex marriage should be recognized by the court, the girls demanded and sought court’s protection against interference in their married life.
During the hearing, the public prosecutor said that same-sex marriage is not allowed in Indian culture. It was also said that gay marriage is not recognized in any law and hence same-sex marriage cannot be recognized because children cannot be produced from this marriage. On this, the court dismissed the habeas corpus petition, rejecting the demand for recognition of same-sex marriage.