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‘Petitioners Are Like Any Other Couple You Might Meet, Except They Belong To Same Sex’: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples

The Delhi High Court issued notice in a couple of writ petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India.Filed by Dr Kavita Arora, who has been living with her partner Ankita Khanna for 8 years, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Marriage Officer, South East Delhi, to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. It is the case of the Petitioners that the fundamental right to choose one’s own partner for marriage under Article 21 of the Constitution extends to same-sex couples as well.

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