Same-sex marriage in India – level 1

20-10-2023 15:00

The top court in India says no to same-sex marriage. This means that two men or two women cannot legally get married.

The court says that the parliament must decide about this. The LGBTQ community is sad. They hope for a different answer. Five years ago, the court says it’s okay for people to love who they want. But now, it is different. The ruling party says that Indian families are only husbands, wives, and children. Many people asked the court about this in the past.

The chief justice says that the court cannot make new laws, just explain old ones. He also says that being gay is not something only for rich or city people.

Difficult words: parliament (a part of a government), ruling (the part which is at power), chief justice (the boss of a court).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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