India awaited a Supreme Court verdict on legalizing same-sex marriage, which didn't gain a majority vote.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud supported queer rights, but three other judges opposed.
The court recognized equal rights for the queer community and called for public sensitization to prevent discrimination.
It clarified that marriage isn't an unqualified right, and same-sex couples can't claim it as a fundamental right.
The government-formed committee will examine related rights.
The Centre and state must prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Public awareness and hotlines for queer rights are mandated.
Preliminary inquiries before FIRs are required for queer couples.
Forced return or hormonal therapy for the queer community is prohibited.
The government must safeguard inter-sex children from forced sex change operations.