Celina Jaitly’s Disappointment with Supreme Court Ruling
Bollywood actor and LGBT activist Celina Jaitly expressed her disappointment over the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriages, emphasizing that the LGBT community is seeking the same rights as all Indian citizens. She highlighted the significance of the right to marriage and family as a fundamental human right.
Advocating for Gender-Neutral Legislation
Jaitly hopes that the Parliament will amend the Special Marriages Act to make it gender-neutral, allowing same-sex couples to legally marry. She believes that such a change is essential for ensuring equal rights and opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community.
Positive Outlook on Court’s Commitment
While disappointed by the court’s ruling, Celina Jaitly noted a positive aspect: the court’s commitment to examining the rights and benefits that can be extended to queer couples. This commitment signifies progress in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in India.
Supreme Court’s Ruling and Its Implications
The Supreme Court ruled against granting constitutional validity to same-sex marriages, leaving the matter for Parliament to address. The 3-2 verdict has sparked a debate, with activists advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and others expressing concerns about the potential impact of legalizing same-sex marriage on Indian society.