Saturday, May 17, 2008

Same Sex Marriages: California Supreme Court's decision and our own S.377

The California Supreme Court's decision legalising same sex marriages has been hailed as a landmark decision. The purpose of referring to this decision is to post a curtain-raiser to an important hearing on May 19 in Delhi High Court in Court No.7 before Justices A.K.Sikri and J.R.Midha. The hearing is over the case of Naz Foundation v. Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors. concerning the constitutionality of S.377 of Indian Penal Code. There have been two posts (here and here}on Balkinisation on the California decision. This report by Siddharth Narrain gives an update of Naz case upto 2005.
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