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Live-in-Relation

Constitution of India, Article 21 - Protection of life and liberty - Petitioners both girls,  major and have liking for each other and are in live in relationship residing in a common accommodation - Regardless of the nature of relationship between them are entitled to protection of their lives and liberty - Assuming, they were living simply as friends together, even then they are constitutionally entitled to live in peace -  Legitimacy of their relationship with each other, is of no consequence viz-a-viz their right to life and liberty.

Held,  it seems that both the petitioners have prompted to file the instant petition thinking that live in relationship between the same sex as a couple is not a criminality. Social ethos, outlook and the philosophy appears to be evolving amongst gay couples so as to gather courage and openly come out of their closets, even though gay marriage is not yet legitimate as per the applicable marriage laws in the country. And, therefore, the live in relationships. What is perhaps coming in the way of petitioners is the social unacceptability of their relationship by their parents/family members, owing to which they are living under constant fear for the reasons stated in the petition which are not being repeated for the sake of privacy and brevity. Legitimacy of their relationship with each other, therefore, is of no consequence viz-a-viz their right to life and liberty. 

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