Speaking at an event on LGBTQ+ rights, Justice DY Chandrachud referred to The Beatles song, All you need is love, and said perhaps we need a little more than love.
Battling for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Tuesday said that he disagreed with The Beatles song ‘All you need is love’. Perhaps we need a little more than love, Justice Chandrachud said.
Justice Chandrachud, who was on the bench that delivered the landmark judgment, was speaking on the topic ‘Beyond Navtej: The Future of the LGBTQ+ Movement in India’.
The Supreme Court judge emphasised that quality is not achieved with the decriminalization of homosexuality alone, but must extend to all spheres of life including the home, the workplace, and public places.
He said that while the decision in Navtej was momentous, we have a long way to go, and structural changes as well as attitudinal changes are essential.
Justice Chandrachud said that atypical or unconventional families must be able to enjoy all the legal and societal benefits that their more traditional counterparts do, be it through marriage or otherwise.