India’s first lesbian couple marries in Haryana

(Last Updated On: July 29, 2011)

Now, that’s a news that’ll make lot of of folks frown.

According to The Telegraph, Veena and Savita, some 20 year old girls are the first Lesbian couples from India.

Savita, a 25 year old student at Choudhary Charan Singh University and her 20 year old wife Veena, 20, were married by a court in Haryana, close to New Delhi, earlier this month.

The couple approached the district court in Gurgaon, a satellite city of the Indian capital, and complained that Savita had been forced to marry against her will earlier this year. She had left her husband five months after the forced marriage after telling him she was in a lesbian relationship with Veena.

The court effectively granted her a divorce and gave its approval for her to marry Veena. In the court ceremony on July 22, Savita was designated ‘husband’ and Veena ‘wife’ in India’s first lesbian marriage.

The couple later returned to court after receiving threats from friends and relatives in their village.

If at all there’s anything that’s bothering me, is the fact that one of them were proclaimed “husband” and the other “wife” by the court. Now, that beats me.