Kounteya Sinha | The Times of India | New Delhi | 27 May 2010
Gay and lesbian couples, Indian or foreign, can’t have children born with the help of an Indian surrogate mother.
According to the draft `Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2010′ prepared by a 12-member committee headed by Dr P M Bhargava under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which was submitted to the health ministry recently, till gay and lesbian relationships are legalised in India, gay couples would not be allowed to have children through a surrogate.
Ministry officials told TOI that India was seeing a growing number of male couples from foreign countries hiring surrogates to bear children. This is mainly because assisted reproductive technology (ART) is not regulated here at present.