BJP MP in Rajya Sabha opposes legalising same-sex unions

Sushil Kumar Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stated on Monday in the Rajya Sabha that same-sex marriages shouldn’t be legalised and that the matter cannot be determined solely by the courts.

“Two judges cannot decide such societal matters in a single sitting. Instead, there should be a debate in Parliament and society”, Mr. Modi added, noting that “left-liberal democratic individuals and campaigners” were trying to legalise same-sex marriages by imitating Western culture.

Same-sex marriages are “against our culture and ethos,” according to Mr. Modi, who stated this in a Zero Hour submission to the Rajya Sabha. He also urged the Union administration to vehemently argue its position in court.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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