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A group of over 400 parents has written to Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud, heading a bench hearing the pleas seeking legal sanction for same-sex marriage, urging that their LGBTQIA+ wards be granted the right to marriage equality.The letter by Sweekar – The Rainbow Parents’ assumes significance it comes when a five-judge constitution bench headed by the CJI is hearing a batch of petitions seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage.”We desire to see our children and children-in-law find final legal acceptance for their relationship under the Special Marriage Act (SMA) in our country. We are certain that a nation as big as ours which respects its diversity and stands for the value of exclusion will open its legal gate of marriage equality to our children too. ‘We are growing old. Some of us will touch 80 soon, we hope that we will get to see the legal stamp on the rainbow marriage of our children in our lifetime,’ the group said in its letter.Sweekar – The Rainbow Parents’ is a group formed by the parents of Indian LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual, and ally) wards with the aim of supporting each other to accept one’s child fully and be happy as a family.