The Supreme Court heard a slew of petitions seeking to legalize same-sex marriages in India on Tuesday. According to reports, the Constitution bench has adjourned for the day and will reconvene today to continue discussing the subject. The hearing is a watershed moment for both the LGBTQ+ community and Indian residents.
The Supreme Court's judgment will have far-reaching consequences for the LGBTQ+ community and will determine their future in the country. The topic is also one of the most discussed on Twitter, as it has split the country. Among the commotion, important media heavyweights have come out in support of the measure. View a list of celebrities who have expressed support for same-sex marriage legalization.
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1) Hansal Mehta
Hansal Mehta, a well-known filmmaker, also turned to Twitter to urge the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage. Through his art, the director has freely shown his support for the LGBTQ+ community. Hansal Mehta's ‘Modern Love Mumbai’ series showed a wonderful love story between two modern gay men.
2) Celina Jaitly
The Bollywood actress has shown her support for the LGBTQ+ community. She said on Twitter that she supports the community in their "battle for the right to life, dignity, and the institution of marriage and family."
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3) Vivek Agnihotri
This person is commonly known for being against 'woke' and 'liberals'. Vivek Agnihotri, the director of ‘The Kashmir Files’, turned to Twitter to criticize the Centre for labeling same-sex marriage as an 'urban elitist' concept. In his tweet, the filmmaker stated that it is not an Urban Elitist concept, but rather a 'right and necessity' of every individual.
4) Vir Das
Comedian Vir Das has also expressed his support for this historic fight against the system that is depriving Indian residents of their most basic human rights. ''Hoping our honourable SC legalises #samesexmarriage today,'' he wrote on Twitter.
5) Sumona Chakravarti
Sumona Chakravarti, star of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, has also supported the legalization of same-sex marriage in India. She used Twitter to send a brief but powerful statement.