SC verdict on same-sex marriage: Ordinance fear haunts Queer activists

While expecting a favourable verdict from the Supreme Court on the issue of same-sex marriage, a fear of an ordinance by the Centre to negate the apex court order seems to haunting the Queer rights activists to a great extent.

The apprehension was expressed by the participants at an interactive panel discussion on ‘Marriage Equality: Legalising Same-sex Marriage’, organised by the West Bengal chapter of All India Professional’s Congress (AIPC) on Sunday.

According to them, the apprehension on this count arose after the recent ordinance by the Union government to negate the apex court’s order handing over the control of service of bureaucrats in the national capital to Delhi government.

In that eventuality, activists feel, another prolonged battle will start from them involving Queer-friendly political parties to achieve the final goal of getting the right to certificate for marriage for same-sex couples.