Special Marriage Act

Delhi HC adjourns hearing of pleas on same-sex marriages till 20 April

The petitioners submitted that there is nothing in the Hindu Marriage Act of 1956 that mandates that marriage should take place only between a Hindu man and a Hindu woman.

published on : 25th February 2021

Inter-faith marriage: Gujarat HC orders registration under police cover

When contacted for further details about the marriage, the petitioner's lawyer said the court has kept the matter for further hearing on February 12.

published on : 10th February 2021

30-day notice under Special Marriage Act fair, reasonable: Centre tells HC

The inter-faith couple, represented by advocate Utkarsh Singh, have contended that the 30-day notice period discourages couples like them from getting married.

published on : 9th February 2021

30-day notice under UP Special Marriage Act optional, says HC

The court said publication of such a notice and inviting objections to it, “would be an infringement of the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy”.

published on : 14th January 2021

Love marriage: Newly-wed Kerala man, family assaulted by wife’s relatives

According to the police, the Koyilandy native and the girl got married under the Special Marriage Act in October, as the latter’s family had objected to their relationship.

published on : 5th December 2020

HC asks Centre to respond to plea to recognise same sex marriages under law

A bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Asha Menon issued notice to the Centre on the plea and asked it to file a counter affidavit within four weeks.

published on : 19th November 2020

If customary laws define marriage to include same-sex union, other statutes will recognise it: Delhi HC

The observations by the bench came while hearing the pleas of two same-sex couples, one seeking to get married under the SMA and the other for registration of their wedding under the FMA.

published on : 14th October 2020

Same-sex couple moves HC for getting married under Special Marriage Act

The women are part of the team that built north India's leading clinic specializing in mental health and learning disabilities for children and young adults.

published on : 8th October 2020

PIL against 30-day notice period under Special Marriage Act: HC seeks Centre, Kejriwal government response

The plea says the 30-day notice period inviting objections to the marriage directly impinge on the fundamental rights of the petitioners.

published on : 7th October 2020

Inter-faith couple moves Delhi HC to do away with 30-day notice under Special Marriage Act

The petition has urged the court to declare as 'illegal, null, void and unconstitutional' the provisions of the Act which lay down the procedure of 30 day notice for inviting objections.

published on : 24th September 2020

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea challenging provisions of special marriage law

The counsel appearing for petitioner Nandini Praveen referred to the apex court's landmark verdict declaring Right to Privacy as a fundamental right under the Constitution.

published on : 17th September 2020