The Madras High Court has said: If you have had wilful sex you can be deemed as married.
In its judgement; “If any unmarried couple of the right legal age “indulge in sexual gratification,” this will be considered a valid marriage and they could be termed “husband and wife.”
The court said that if a bachelor has completed 21 years of age and an unmarried woman 18 years, they have acquired the freedom of choice guaranteed by the Constitution. “Consequently, if any couple choose to consummate their sexual cravings, then that act becomes a total commitment with adherence to all consequences that may follow, except on certain exceptional considerations.”
The court said marriage formalities, such as the tying of a mangalsutra, the exchange of garlands and rings are only religious customs for the satisfaction of society.
If necessary a girl or the boy in a sexual relationship could go to a Family Court for a declaration of marital status by supplying documentary proof for a sexual relationship !!! Now what can be called a documentary proof?
Once such a declaration was obtained, a woman could establish herself as the man’s wife in government records.
What are the consequences?
The court also said if after having a sexual relationship, the couple decided to separate due to difference of opinion, the ‘husband’ could not marry without getting a decree of divorce from the ‘wife’.
We suppose that applies to the girl too. Guys, if you are below 21, the judgement doesn’t apply to you. But be cautioned, if the girl is below 18 it is rape. And if it is against her will it is rape.
You’ve heard “Don’t drink and drive”? We say “Don’t drink and have sex”!
Sex scenes in movies should have the STATUTORY WARNING: CONSENSUAL SEX BETWEEN MAN(21) AND WOMAN(18) WILL CAUSE MARRIAGE.
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