High Court of Kerala in Tony James Vs The Sub Registrar & Marriage Officer has held that there is no impediment for an Indian citizen to marry a foreign national under the Special Marriage Act.
Tony James a citizen of India intended to marry Sheena Mae, a Philippine national. Though the petitioners have approached the Marriage Officer concerned under the Special Marriage Act notice of the intended marriage, the Marriage Officer refused to accept the notice, submits the petitioners. Aggrieved by the refusal he has approached the High Court.
Justice P.B Suresh Kumar has allowed the Petition and gave the following Directions;