In our country, despite statutory recognition of the relationship of marriage between a biological man and a biological woman, marriage necessarily depends upon age-old customs, rituals, practices, cultural ethos and societal values. Statutory recognition of marriage as a union between a 'man' and a 'woman' is intrinsically linked to the recognition of heterogeneous institution of marriage and the acceptance of the Indian society based on its cultural and societal values.
That’s from an affidavit submitted by the government opposing a petition filed in the Delhi High Court to legalise same sex marriages. The government also argued that same sex unions cannot be viewed as a fundamental right—and therefore the courts cannot create a new right.
Big changes for India’s internet
The TLDR: The government released draft guidelines that will soon become law—and they will likely change the landscape of your online world. Experts are still working through the implications of the so-called “soft-touch oversight mechanism” unveiled yesterday. Here’s what we know as of now.
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