If India allows such marriages, it will not be the first country in the world to do so. As for the rest of the world, there are many countries that give legal recognition to same-sex marriage. However, most of these countries include countries in Western Europe and America.
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on Monday Supreme Court As the pleas in favor of same-sex marriage are about to be heard, such affidavits filed by the central government have opposed it. The Center has said in its reply to the Supreme Court that such a marriage cannot be allowed. All 15 petitions have been opposed by the Centre. Meanwhile, the Center cited the concept of family which includes husband, wife and children.
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If India allows such marriages, it will not be the first country in the world to do so. As for the entire world, there are about 30 countries that give legal recognition to same-sex marriage. However, most of these countries include countries in Western Europe and America. If we talk about Asia, only Taiwan has recognized same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage is controversial everywhere in Asian countries. According to a Bloomberg article, Hong Kong does not allow same-sex marriage in its country, but does grant dependent visas to same-sex partners. If we talk about Thailand, that country is moving towards recognition of civil unions. There are some countries where severe punishment is provided for such acts.
Indonesia, which does not recognize same-sex marriage, recently banned all extra-marital affairs. Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation lifting the ban on sex between men, but blocking the road to marriage equality.
Why is the center protesting?
The Center has opposed all the petitions which are to be heard jointly in the Supreme Court. The Center has taken the concept of family in its response. The concept of family in India is made up of husband, wife and children. This is why there has been no reaction to this type of marriage. Now, after the decision of the Supreme Court, it will be decided what the future of such relations can be in India.
Legal in these countries
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States are some of the states involved. This list is as of September 2021, subject to change over time.