The national commission for the Protection of child rights has filed an intervention in the matter before the supreme court to legalize same-sex marriage and raised a concern about the adoption of children by same-sex married couples.
The NCPCR stated that the statutes such as Hindu Marriage Act, and Juvenile Justice Act do not recognize marriage between same-sex couples.
The provisions also do not allow a single man to adopt a female child and thus if a gay couple would want to adopt a female child will go against the object of the Juvenile Justice Act.
The NCPCR referring to certain studies stated that the children brought up by heterosexual couples are more emotionally stable and thus allowing same-sex married couples to adopt will endanger the children.
It stated that children raised by same-sex marriage couples will have limited exposure to traditional gender roles and they will have limited personality growth.
It also contended that allowing same-sex marriages will go against sec 57 of the Juvenile Justice Act which laid down the eligibility of prospective p.arents.
On the other hand, the Delhi Commission for the Protection of child rights has also intervened in the matter however supporting it by stating that same-sex married couples can be good parents as per certain studies on same-sex parenting.
The matter of same-sex marriage is stipulated to be heard on April 18.