SPECIAL MARRAIGE ACT
- November 20, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Polity
Context : The Delhi High Court (HC) on Thursday issued notice to the Union government on a petition seeking a direction to recognise same-sex unions under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) and the Special Marriage Act (SMA).
Special Marriage Act, 1954
- The Special Marriage Act, 1954 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to provide a special form of marriage for the people of India and all Indian nationals in foreign countries, irrespective of the religion or faith followed by either party.
- Marriages solemnized under Special Marriage Act are not governed by personal laws.
- to provide a special form of marriage in certain cases,
- to provide for registration of certain marriages and,
- to provide for divorce.
- Any person, irrespective of religion.
- Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, or Jews can also perform marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
- Inter-religion marriages are performed under this Act.
- This Act is applicable to the entire territory of India and extends to intending spouses who are both Indian nationals living abroad.
- Indian national living abroad.