By Sabiu Abdullahi
India’s Supreme Court rules on Tuesday that it does not have the authority to legalise same-sex marriages, leaving the decision to the parliament.
The Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud, leading a five-judge bench, stated that there were opposing opinions on the matter.
The ruling follows a historic 2018 judgement that decriminalised gay sex in the country.
The government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposed the petitions for same-sex marriage legalisation, arguing it should be debated and legislated in parliament.
This decision marks a continued struggle for LGBTQ+ rights in India.