Powerful Indian Hindu group backs government’s opposition to same-sex marriage recognition

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03/14/2023

The ideological parent of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has backed the government position against recognising same-sex marriage, months after raising hopes with supportive comments on gay rights. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP government has opposed recognising same-sex marriage and urged the Supreme Court to reject challenges to the current legal framework lodged by LGBT couples. Final arguments in the case are due to be heard by a five-judge bench starting April 18.

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