Should same sex marriages be legalized in India?

Should same sex marriages be legalized in India?


The phase of same – sex marriage is changing constantly throughout the world. Recently, the Ireland government legalized the concept of same – sex marriage. The world was hit by a great shock wave, when the Catholic and the traditionally conservative Ireland approved to the concept of same – sex marriage.

Ireland became the first country in the world to accept the same – sex marriage by popular vote. Around 62% of the Irish population supported the concept of legalizing the same – sex marriage in the country.

In India, the homosexual intercourse was made punishable under Section 377 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) of 1860. The same – sex marriages are not yet legalized in India.

Yes - Same – sex marriages should be legalized in India.

- Control population – Legalizing the same – sex marriages is an alternative way to have a control over the increasing population. As the same – sex couples would not be able to produce children, there would be a control on the population.

- Helping hand – As the same – sex couples are incapable of producing their own kids, they may turn their mind towards adoption. This may prove as a helping hand to a large number of orphans.

- Benefits by government – The government provides certain benefits to the married couples and if the same – sex marriage is legalized, these benefits would confer also upon these people. The government provides security, military, health or other social benefits.

- Family – The same – sex couples , like other couples, would also wish to get married to their partner. The lack of opportunity for the gays or lesbians to formalize their relation, would affect not only them, but also their family. The same – sex couple do not live in an isolation. They too do have a family and a circle of friends.

- Support of religion – Today, most of the same – sex marriages are having a strong support on behalf of the churches. Gene Robinson, who is a gay and a former bishop states that god exist where love bosoms. According to him, Bible does not go against or support the concept of same – sex marriages.

- Sparing the couples from trauma - The gay/ lesbian couples are usually harassed by the police on various grounds. Leagalising these marriages would help them save the trouble.

No, India should not legalize the concept of same – sex marriages.

- Stops the family generation – It is a well known fact that the same – sex couples will not be able to reproduce their own kids and this would bring down their family generation. Having a kid of your own is an integral part of the marriage systems and the society.

- Need of both parents – A child needs both a mother as well as a father. Children who are raised without a mother are deprived of the emotional safety. Children who are raised by same – sex parents face more difficulties rather than the normal kids.

- Marriage is not a right – According to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom, marriage is not a right but a privilege. The society should oppose the people marrying from the same sex. Marriage is a traditional concept which takes place between a man and a woman.

- Marriage institution – The same – sex marriages weaken the institution of marriage. India is a country where the traditions are followed since time immemorial. In India, the institution of marriage is defined as a process which takes place between a man and woman.

- Immoral – The same-sex marriages are considered to be immoral in most parts of the world including India. Around 50% of the people who have undertaken the activity of homosexuality, know that what they are doing is immoral and unnatural. Marriage is considered to be pure and homosexual people tend to break that concept. Majority of the people in North America consider same – sex marriages as a sin.

- Religion – Few religious texts like Quran also go against the concept of same – sex marriage. Quran has a saying that when a mounts another man, the throne of the God shakes. The scriptures also consider the lesbian intercourse as an unlawful intercourse. No ideologies have been created which deletes the concept of man marrying a woman.


With Ireland legalizing the concept of same – sex marriage, we hope that few other countries would also join this ideology. There are still many orthodox countries which shut their door to the idea of same – sex relations. Apart from legal, there are many moral and social aspects of same sex relationships. In the near future, India might support the concept of same – sex marriages.
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  • RE: Should same sex marriages be legalized in India? -Soumen Maity (06/09/15)
  • Hello everyone,
    On the behalf of this topic I want to say that many people don't agree with same sex marriages. Baba Ramdev also says that those people who are homosexual, they are mentally ill. Many families specially in southern region forces their child into ' Corrective Sex' which is again a hateful incident. These incidents indicates that how much indian people are mentally immature. A person is free to choose his soul mate. If two same sex people love each other then what is the problem? They are not threat to our environment, specially not in India where Rape case happen almost everyday. So I think same sex marriage should be legalized
  • RE: Should same sex marriages be legalized in India? -Deepa Kaushik (06/07/15)
  • Same sex marriage is not a crime. It is not unfair to legalize the same-sex marriages in India, considering the emotional trauma faced by the homosexuals. When we look to the matter, it is not only the individuals who have incorrect orientation that get affected, but this also affects the l;ives of those who are closely related to them.

    trauma given by the cops and extremists is at one end, even otherwise these individuals are not left to live their life in calmness and serenity. The society at one end and the family at the other pose as a serious threat to their peace of mind.

    One should first try to understand that the sexual orientation that these group of individuals have contrary to the natural law, is not within their voluntary control. This condition should be considered with a sense of responsibility towards the care and support of our co-brotherens, instead of creating trouble for them.

    The actual problem starts when we consider any matter to be illegal and our society hypes it by critisizing and cursinjg the people involved. We often fail to understand that forcing these people into normal relationships ususally goes into vain and on the contrary ruins the lives of their normal partners and their families who otherwise deserve a happy settlement.

    The same sex marriage can help in reduiction in the number of orphans by means of adoption. But hether this could be a resolution tothe lives of those children is doubtful. Our society carries the stigma of having both sex partners as parents. these children would face the trouble inthe factual world while filling the forms at each and every point of their life and career. This could also affect the emotional state of these childrenleading to psychiatric probnlems.

    In simple terms, an approval to the same-sex marriage just means the relaxation to the differently oriented individuals, a scope of escapism for them from society on legal grounds, thereby saving the lives of other normal persons whomight not be forced to live in relation with them. However, this should not be clubbed with the expectations of benefits from Government or providing shelter and home to the orphans.