A Hindu marriage can happen only between a man and woman. If a couple doesn't fulfill the criteria, it's simply not eligible for marriage. It doesn't need to be explicitly stated which is a given truth affirmed in Dharmashastra-s again and again.
The purpose of Hindu vivaha is to beget children, perform the rituals and walk together on the path of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. A same sex marriage can't fulfill either of the purpose as they can't beget children nor perform the rituals meant for married couple.
Vedic Yajnas or any other ritual explicitly states that it has to be a man and woman as husband and wife as Yajmans. There is no compromise on it. Your modernity can't dictate how we approach Dharma and conduct ourselves. Same sex couples don't meet the criteria of marriage.
There is another issue which is related to difference between law and legislation. A law is a tradition and embodiment of truths which already exist in the society but a legislation is a policy device for social engineering. I'm thankful to F A Hayek for the insight.
Hindu Code Bill was a legislation because it was a bill aimed at engineering of Hindu society by marking a distinct break from the tradition of Hindu laws. Dharmashastra-s were repudiated for modern objectives. The legislation opens the door for political activism.
Now, the law is not a device which gives justice in case someone has faced something wrong but it has become another path of implementing legislations which can't be enacted by legislature, thus forcing the view of court based on the philosophical assumptions of judges.
I would like to remember Justice Scallia of US Supreme Court who always held that if you wish to enact a law, persuade your legislature to enact it but don't expect courts to create laws from the top for your liberal causes.
Judges in India aren't aware of any such limits and in order to be progressive, they'll transgress their limits and enact legislations from the top.

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This is the classical way of a Communist framing the debate based on his own terms and trapping you. First, why should 'communal violence' by differentiated from the other form of organized violence which Communists practice? Let's look at every type of violence.
If we fall in this trap, even Stalin would emerge as a noble man because he didn't organize any communal violence but merely killed millions of innocent farmers for being bourgeois. Political violence and class violence driven by Communist ideology must be considered.
In West Bengal alone, during the three decades of Communist rule, more than 50,000 political killing was done by Communists. This was officially accepted by Buddhadeb Bhattacharya in West Bengal assembly. Why should we overlook this fact?
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Raita wing feminists having 'Shakti complex' have started the usual narrative of misogyny and patriarchy in the case of mocking of our deities by neo-atheists because they used the morph pictures of our goddesses.
Let's be very clear that this narrative is nothing but obfuscation of the actual intent and issue because this group can't think beyond misogyny and patriarchy like certain people can't think beyond brown and white.
The intent was to mock Hindu goddesses because Hindus worship them driven by their Abrahamic zeal even though they're declared atheists combined with the edgy attitude of Neo-Atheism which denigrates our sacred symbols.
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Having observed Indic crowd for the sufficient period of time, I think it's time for me to identify myself as Indic as benefits of being Indic are immense.

1. An Indic guy always adds indic in everything. Even death has to be Indic.
2. Reasoning and thought is replaced with the standard phrase 'This is Abrahamic, hence rejected.'

3. No need to have epistemological and metaphysical principles. Just oscillate from one end to another.
4. If someone says that Abrahmics also inhale oxygen, Indic person would say that they are the oldest pagans of the world and don't follow this Abrahmic practice of inhaling oxygen.

5. Ask their opinion about an economic issue. They'll tell that they will think in Indic way.
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MMR on the other hand is the position that considering that the moral standards of different societies are radically different, no moral judgment can be given objectively and the standard of justification itself differs in different societies.
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There were massive casualties from both the sides as it happens in any large scale conflict. Whether Ashoka converted into Buddhism before the Kalinga war or after the war is immaterial.
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