CHENNAI: Hearing a same-sex marriage case, a decide of Madras excessive courtroom has determined to enrol himself for a ‘psycho-education’ session with a counsellor having experience in dealing with LGBT points, earlier than delivering his judgment.
Justice N Anand Venkatesh mentioned he was attempting to interrupt his personal preconceived notions. “I want to give myself some more time to churn. Ultimately in this case, the words must come from my heart and not from my head, and the same will not be possible if I am not fully ‘woke’ on this aspect,” the decide mentioned.
On Thursday, when the plea got here up for listening to, the decide mentioned a suggestion had been made by counsel for the petitioner for setting out tips in instances of this nature.
“I honestly feel that such a session with a professional will help me understand same-sex relationships better and will pave way for my evolution,” the decide added.
The concern pertains to a plea moved by a lesbian couple who confronted harassment by police and their mother and father. On March 30, coming to the help of couples, the courtroom ordered counselling to them and opposing mother and father by a specialist who has expertise in working with LGBT people.
When the plea got here up for listening to on Thursday, counsellor Vidhya Dinakaran filed a report submitting that each the petitioners completely perceive the connection they’ve entered into and there’s no confusion of their minds.