A decade later, the parliament passed a measure allowing gay couples to adopt children. Chapter 4 — Note 62— Retrieved 6 September We declare that Section IPC, insofar it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private, is violative of Articles 21, 14 and 15 of the Constitution. Retrieved 4 April Retrieved 8 January Among other subjects, the material discusses homosexuality.
It held the section to be valid in case of non-consensual non-vaginal intercourse or to intercourse with minors, and it expressed the hope that Parliament would legislatively address the issue.
Gay Marriage Around the World
On June 30,Germany became the 15th European country to enact legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed. Rajasthan witnessed its first pride event on 1 Marchwhen a pride walk was held in Jaipur. Yip 1 December The provisions of Section IPC will continue to govern non-consensual penile non-vaginal sex and penile nonvaginal sex involving minors The law grants same-sex couples who marry all the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children.
However, the motion for introduction was yet again defeated by a division of 58—14 with one abstention. The New York Times. Social issues in India. On 24 August a draft law for the ban of commercial surrogacy was cleared by the Union Cabinet and announced by Sushma Swarajthe Minister of External Affairs India. In Decemberthe Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice.