The Centre on May 24 opposed the urgent hearing of a batch of petitions in the Delhi High Court to recognise same-sex marriage in India, according to reports.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that the government was focusing only on “real urgent issues” amid the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Presenting the Centre, Mehta told, “nobody is dying because they don’t have a marriage certificate,” “You don’t a need marriage certificate for hospitals.”
“As a government, our focus in terms of urgency is on urgent, imminent issues,” Mehta added.
He told even the law officers are dealing with pandemic-related cases.
Taking note of the same, the court has adjourned hearing the batch of pleas to July 6.