Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal in India?

Homosexual acts were decriminalized in September 2018, but same-sex marriage is not yet legally recognized.

The Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act do not recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions.

The Indian government has not taken any concrete steps to legalize same-sex marriage or provide legal recognition to same-sex relationships.

LGBTQ+ activists and organizations are campaigning for equal rights and marriage equality in India.

Some state governments have provided limited recognition to same-sex relationships.

The hope is that India will continue to progress socially and legally to recognize and legalize same-sex marriages.

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Is Same Sex Marriage Legal in India?