ChatGPT On Legalisation Of Same-Sex Marriage

ChatGPT Same-Sex Marriage
The Indian Supreme Court is scheduled to hear final arguments over the legal recognition of same-sex marriages on April 18. Earlier this year, the apex court had clubbed and transferred all petitions regarding legalising same-sex marriage.

In a filing to the Supreme Court, the Centre opposed same-sex marriage and said same-sex couples are not compatible with the concept of an “Indian family unit” of a biological male, biological female, and their children.

The court argued that the registration of same-sex marriage would violate existing personal and codified law provisions and urged the apex court to reject the challenges to the current legal framework.

With various debates regarding same-sex marriage brought to the forefront in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s hearing, we decided to take a look at what popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT had to say about the same.

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ChatGPT Same-Sex Marriage

When we asked ChatGPT whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, it provided a disclaimer that “As an AI language model, I don’t hold personal opinions or beliefs, but I can provide information and perspectives on the topic.”

Despite not holding personal opinions or beliefs, ChatGPT informed that the debate regarding same-sex marriage has been going on for years, with arguments being made for and against it. Those in favour of legalising same-sex marriage said that denying queer couples to marry was discriminatory.

On the other hand, those against legalising same-sex marriage argue that marriage would undermine the traditional family structure.

The chatbot added that it was important to note that many countries had legalised same-sex marriage and there was evidence that legalising same-sex marriage did not have a negative impact on society. Furthermore, studies showed that legalising same-sex marriages had positive effects on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also asked ChatGPT if same-sex marriage is legal in India. It replied that same-sex marriage is not legal in India and is not recognised by law.

ChatGPT ended the answer by saying that whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalised is a “complex and nuanced” issue that involves consideration of personal beliefs, societal values, and legal rights.

ChatGPT added that the Supreme Court had decriminalised homosexuality in 2018 by striking down the colonial-era law, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. “This was a landmark decision for the LGBTQ+ community, and it has paved the way for further legal challenges and discussions about the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals in the country,” said ChatGPT.

When asked why same-sex marriage isn’t legal in India, ChatGPT answered that the Indian legal system currently defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Opposition to legalising same-sex marriage has cited that it would undermine societal values and traditional family structures. The central government has also taken the position that same-sex marriage should not be legalised and should remain between a biological male and a biological female.

While the Chatbot provided a disclaimer that it did not maintain any personal opinions or beliefs, the AI did provide information regarding the debate and mentioned that studies had revealed that same-sex marriage had a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ individuals.