Govt said that marriage is a sacred institution and can only be between a biological man and a biological woman, and that sexual relationships between two same-sex partners cannot be granted the same status.
The Delhi High Court has sought the views of Indian Government in response to two petitions regarding recognition of same-sex marriages in India under the Special Marriages Act and the Foreign Marriage Act (FMA)
The Govt of India today opposed a petition seeking recognition of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act 1954, telling the Delhi High Court that "Our culture and law don't recognize the concept of same-sex marriages".
"As far as 377 is concerned, I find that the majority judgement in the Privacy Case really concludes the matter. It has really restored, not directly but indirectly, the judgement of the Delhi High Court(on Section 377)