‘Atypical’ and queer relationships are same as traditional families, India’s Supreme Court rules

‘Familial relationships may take the form of domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationships’

Stuti Mishra
Monday 29 August 2022 13:54 BST
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India’s Top Court Rules That Gay Families Deserve Legal Protections

A family need not necessarily comprise of a traditional husband and wife pairing but can also be constituted through an unmarried partnership or a queer relationship, India’s top court said in a recent judgement.

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Sunday expanded the country’s view of what is traditionally perceived to be a family, paving the way for LGBT+ couples to adopt children.

“Familial relationships may take the form of domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationships,” a Supreme Court bench said, according to Indian media outlets.

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