Together before marriage-is it good?

April 16, 2008 2:25am CST
Today,April 16 2008.The supreme court of India has ruled out a verdict that couples can live together even without wedlock and couples who live so for more than thirty years shall be treated as husband and wife and their children will not be branded illegitimate. Do you think this is right or where do you feel India is moving to?
6 responses
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
It is still best to be married to the person you love
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
26 Apr 08
Hello,sundarsweb! What may be the verdict of the supreme court,it is unfair for the couples to stay together without marriage and enjoy life, altogether different than Indian culture.our society would not recgnise them as husband and wife and their children as is altogether least i would not accept this decision.thanx.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
24 Apr 08
Personally i hate these kind of stuff, when Indian customs and Cultures are respected all over the world why do we need to adopt western culture. I dont want to agree with the fact that we are a growing nation and we have to accept all this. This rule of the supreme court will encourage those who maintain illegal relationships without a marriage and finally one day another rule will be made saying a person can marry any number of people irrespective of the approval of the first one. This kind of culture makes me creepy and i dont know how far the supreme court can justify this.
• China
16 Apr 08
I think it's not good. Before the couple give birth to a baby, it may be ok if both of them are willing to live together. But if there's a baby, the situation would be complex now, it will give rise to series of problems. Since there's no marriage, the rights and responsibilities are not clear and the unstable relationship may have influence on the child. Therefore, i think it shouldn't be encouraged to live together before marriage.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
16 Apr 08
I think its farely a good decision. And as whole world is changing its no surprise in India's change too. All things won't be intact as is for ever. some need to be changed and now indians are changing too. but it may hurt some people sentiments for sure. lets move on
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
16 Apr 08
Dear friend, The time changes, the culture, the people, the lifestyle all changes so is the law too. I would welcome such changes in law as this may give a positive impact to those who are not getting divorce from their spouse and they tend to be with them for only money or other intentions. Hope this rule could give a better hand to those who need to live a life with their loved ones. Moreover there are many changes or revisions are to made to the age old law unless this is not reached in supreme court hope this outdated law still continues and the modern people has to face this age old rules.