Entertainment Desk: The Supreme Court of India rejected the petition to legalize same-sex marriage. A bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachur delivered the judgment on Tuesday (October 17).
In India, people of all kinds of marginalized sexuality, including homosexuals, transsexuals, were waiting for this verdict. But they were disappointed after the verdict was announced. Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley is also disappointed by the court’s verdict.
In an interview to India Today, Celina Jaitley said, ‘The (Supreme Court) verdict on marriage is very disappointing. I have been working with the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community) for 20 years. I have always said one thing, LGBT people are not asking for something different. Rather, they want the rights that every citizen of India gets.
Expressing confidence in the lawmakers, Celina Jaitley said, ‘Right to marriage, right to a family is an important right of any human being. So I hope the Special Marriage Act will be updated in Parliament to eliminate gender discrimination.
In the judgment, the court said that they do not have the power to validate such marriages. Rather, Parliament has the power to make laws. Selina sees this statement of the court positively.
Celina Jaitley made her Bollywood debut in 2001 with the movie ‘Jansheen’. Fardeen Khan acted opposite him in this movie. Fardeen’s father Feroze Khan directed the movie. This actress caught the eye by acting in bold scenes. He has given several successful movies in his acting career. But this former Miss India got married suddenly in the middle of her career. Then the 41-year-old actress is away from acting.