The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex families are entitled to social benefits and legal protections. This was achieved through the expanding the legal definition of family to include “non-traditional” families: de queer couples, people in domestic unmarried partnerships, single parents, stepparents and adoptive families. This decision joins a list of reforms that are dismantling conservative rules that date from the colonial era. Building on this milestone, LGBTQ+ activists are advocating to legalize same-sex marriage and to allow same-sex couples to foster and adopt children.
This article is published in Xtra Magazine.