Cases of Same-Sex relationship should be dealt with more sensitivity and empathy: Madras HC

The Madras HC on Monday opined in a case of a same-sex relationship that further proceedings the case should be dealt with more sensitivity and empathy and it is a sample case of how the society even now is grappling to come to terms with same sex orientation.

The petition is filed by a same-sex couple who are being threatened by their parents for engaging in a same-sex relationship.

The parents of petitioners are not able to agree on the same-sex relationship of the petitioners and hence, complaints came to be given by the parents of respective petitioners. Two FIRs have been registered as girl missing case.

Learned counsel on behalf of the petitioners submitted that there is a potential threat to the life and limb of the petitioners and the petitioners are being made to run from pillar to post to ensure their safety and security. Learned counsel thus pleaded before the HC that the respondent police should be directed not to cause harassment to the Petitioners and also ensure that there is no danger from the parents to life and limb of the petitioners.

The learned Government Advocate on behalf of the Respondent Police submitted that the Respondent Police will be instructed in this regard and the safety of the petitioners will be ensured.

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Considering the sensitiveness of the issue involved, the HC also wished to hear the parties in camera.

The case was posted for further hearing on 29th March 2021.

Case Details-W.P.No.7284 of 2021

Story by Harshwardan Pawar – Intern

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