The Supreme Court of India observed all familial relationships may take the form of “domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationships”.
Supreme Court of India observes all atypical manifestation of family is real as its traditional counterpart
According to the Supreme Court of India, “Noting that an atypical manifestation of a family unit is as real as its traditional counterpart and deserves protection under the law.”
The concept of family has different meanings under both laws and in society. A simple understanding of family consists of a father, mother and their children.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna said in an order on Sunday, “This assumption ignores both, the many circumstances which may lead to a change in one’s familial structure, and the fact that many families do not conform to this expectation, to begin with. Familial Relationships may take the form of domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationships.”
The decision taken by the court has a significant positive impact on the LGBT community as a whole.