Delhi HC Seeks Centre's Response To Plea For Live Streaming Of Proceedings In Petitions On Same-Sex Marriage
The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Central Government on a plea seeking live streaming of proceedings in petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages under the special, Hindu and foreign marriage laws.
A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh granted time to the counsel for the Centre to take instructions on the issue and file a reply, and listed the matter for further hearing on February 3.
The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by several same-sex couples, seeking a declaration recognising same-sex marriages under the special, Hindu and foreign marriage laws.
Senior Advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, representing some of the Petitioners, submitted that in view of the rights involved, live streaming of proceedings is essential as it concerns seven to eight per cent of the total population of the country.
He further said that it is a matter of national importance and live streaming can host a larger population.
The High Court also issued notice and sought Centre's reply on two separate petitions, one filed by two women who have already solemnised their marriage abroad and seek recognition here and the other filed by a transgender who has undergone a sex reassignment surgery.
With PTI inputs