The Center has four weeks to respond to requests for the Supreme Court to recognise gay marriages.

Supreme Court demands response from central government to gay couples' pleas . Two couples want their right to marry be respected and their marriage registered under the Special Marriage Act .

New Delhi: The Supreme Court demanded a response from the central government to separate pleas by two gay couples demanding that their right to marry be respected and that their marriage be registered under the Special Marriage Act, four years after decriminalizing consensual gay sex between adults.The Supreme Court cited Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, a member of the Constitution bench who decriminalized consensual gay sex in 2018, as a bench member, as well as Attorney The central office has the right to exercise its powers.In a landmark unanimous decision delivered on September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court five-judge Constitution Bench, which also included Justice Hima Kohli, said the case was a living matter not a property one, citing the Special Marriage Act, 1954, as a fundamental right that should be respected by all people, including LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer) people.Supriyo Chakraborty and Abhay Dang, a gay couple living in Hyderabad, gave the plea, according to a law firm that covers articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.Another senior advocate, Saurabh Kirpal, and Tahira Karanjawala, represented the petitioner for the petitioner, according to Mr Kaul.

In its 2018 decision, the Supreme Court found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual gay sex, was irrational, indefensible, and utterly arbitrary.It said that the 158-year-old law had been used to oppress the LGBT community by imposing discrimination and unfair treatment.

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