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“Our values don’t recognise same-sex marriage” how far is the statement justified in the Indian context? Critically analyse from ethical viewpoints.

Topic : dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6. “Our values don’t recognise same-sex marriage”, how far is the statement justified in the Indian context? Critically analyse from ethical viewpoints. (250 words )

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta also submitted that the judgment of the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court “merely decriminalizes homosexuality or lesbians. Nothing more, nothing less”.

Key Demand of the question:

Critically analyse the statement in the context of Indian Society and evaluate if recognition to same sex marriage should be given or it is against our societal values.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

Just over two years after the Supreme Court decriminalized consensual homosexual relations, the Centre on Monday opposed a petition seeking the registration of same-sex marriages under The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, submitting that “our law, legal system, society, our values” do not recognise such unions.

Present the points for and against the subject. Substantiate with suitable justifications, emphasize on the ethical issues involved and how they need to be resolved.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suitable opinion.