“Cisgendered world failed to be better humans,” says Onir in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.

This time, there was a lot of hope, but sadly, things didn’t work out for us, said Onir, who has directed movies on same-sex relationships like My Brother Nikhil.

The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to reject legalizing same-sex unions has angered filmmaker Onir, who has expressed his dismay. Onir said on X (previously Twitter) shortly after the ruling by a five-judge Constitution bench presided over by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, “DISAAPOINTED…. The cis gendered world FAILED to be better humans.”

The director, who has examined same-sex relationships in the films Pine Cone and My Brother Nikhil, also wrote on the X app, “What a shame.”

The Supreme Court has concluded in a majority decision that there is no unqualified right to marriage for LGBTQIA+ couples and that a civil union can only be given legal status by enactment of legislation.

“I believe that the Supreme Court’s decision has been reached, but it has been quite frustrating because from the start, many wonderful things were stated. The decision has been given into the hands of the Parliament, despite the court’s directive that the government should support it, Onir told ANI following the ruling by the supreme court.

The Supreme Court made a favorable ruling in 2018, according to the director, because the court takes human rights into account while making decisions.

“We’ll keep fighting for justice in the hopes that it comes soon, but the fight is already underway. This time, there was a great deal of optimism, but regrettably, things didn’t work out for us,” Onir remarked.

“I would like to ask the government that this is a human rights issue, and no culture, no religion, no tradition is above human rights, and why there is a debate over the happiness of a community,” he continued.

On May 11 of this year, the judgement was given by a Constitution bench made up of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, Hima Kohli, and PS Narasimha.

The judge’s decision will not, the court ruled, restrict queer people’s ability to form relationships.

The Special Marriage Act (SMA) challenge on the grounds of under-classification is not supported, according to the supreme court.

These seats were shared by Justices Ravindra Bhat, Narasimha, and Hima Kohli, but not by Chief Justice Chandrachud or Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

According to his ruling, the CJI gave the Union and State governments instructions to make sure there is no discrimination against the queer community.

It should be made sure that the queer community has equal access to goods and services, according to the CJI. Sensitizing the public about queer rights is necessary. To stop harassment, the federal and state governments must establish a hotline for the queer community. For gay couples, the government must establish safe houses. Additionally, the government must make sure that intersex youngsters are not made to undergo procedures.

It should be made sure that no one is forced to receive hormone therapy, according to the CJI. The gay community shall not be subjected to harassment by being called into a police station merely to answer questions about their sexual orientation.

The CJI ordered the Union Government to form a committee to determine the privileges and rights of those who belong to homosexual unions.

The Constitution bench’s hearing on the subject started on April 18 and lasted for almost ten days. The court made it clear that it would handle the matter in accordance with the Special Marriage Act’s requirements and would not rely on any personal laws in this regard.

The Centre disagreed with the argument and insisted that the Parliament, not the court, should decide the matter. The court disagreed with the Center’s claim that it was an urban elite concept.

The Centre had agreed to look at concerns surrounding giving LGBTQIA+ people some specific rights throughout the hearing, but they were against the same-sex couple receiving legal recognition.

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