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A Woman Sub-Inspector 'Married' Her Same-Sex Partner In A Grand Ceremony In Punjab

Breaking the rules.

25/04/2017 4:49 PM IST | Updated 25/04/2017 8:48 PM IST
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On Saturday, Punjab witnessed a big, fat wedding. But this wasn't any other wedding.

Manjit Kaur, who's been working as a sub-inspector in the Punjab police for the last 30-years reportedly 'married' a woman in a grand ceremony, reports Tribune.

The cop donned a red turban, and her partner rode a chariot. According to the report, the 'marriage' was solemnised as per Hindu rituals.

Soon after the ceremony, the pictures went viral on social media.

According to another report, many of Manjit's classmates and her colleagues were present at the ceremony. Their families were reportedly present too.

This comes even gay marriage and gay sex are both illegal in the country and homosexuality has long been a taboo subject.

Last year, an entrepreneur set up what is claimed to be India's first gay marriage bureau, seeking to arrange matches for homosexual couples. Benhur Samson, who previously helped foreign gay couples use surrogacy services, said he founded the agency in response to interest from clients.

"I was surprised to see the response from the gay people whom I came in touch with while counselling them on surrogacy issue," he told AFP.

In 2015, Suchandra Das, a photographer and Sree Mukherjee, who works with a corporate house got married with the blessings of a friend-turned-purohit. It was a Bengali wedding ceremony. They later moved to Chennai where they have been living together.

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