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Want to understand same-sex affairs better, says Madras HC judge

The Madras High Court in an order on Wednesday observed that an educational session with a psychologist is necessary to understand same-sex relationships better before writing an order.

Published: 29th April 2021 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2021 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

Justice Anand Venkatesh

Justice Anand Venkatesh

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court in an order on Wednesday observed that an educational session with a psychologist is necessary to understand same-sex relationships better before writing an order.

The case pertains to two young women who fled their homes in Madurai and reached Chennai after their families opposed their relationship. Express had reported on March 19 how members of an NGO were harassed by Madurai police for sheltering the couple.

Their parents had filed a kidnapping case. In the interim order on Wednesday, Justice Anand Venkatesh observed, “I honestly feel that such a session with a professional will help me understand same-sex relationships better and will pave way for my evolution.”

“Ultimately in this case, the words must come from my heart and not from my head, and the same will not be possible if I am not fully “woke” on this aspect,” the judge said. The court adjourned the plea to June 7 and also directed the government to close the FIR filed against the two.

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