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Tribe in India more progressive than Maryland?

lesbian wedding in india

An Indian tribe has given its consent to a lesbian ‘marriage’ in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.

A priest belonging to the Kandha tribe led the ceremony between Wetka Polang, 30, and Melka Nilsa, 22, in Koraput district recently.

Both the women are day labourers and now live together in Dandabadi village.

Same-sex relationships are outlawed in India. The 145-year-old colonial Indian Penal Code clearly describes a same sex relationship as an “unnatural offence”

Read on.

-Miral

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December 7, 2006 - Posted by | perspectives, Relationships

2 Comments »

  1. were these the same women who were ordered to separate?
    go india!

    Comment by arti | December 7, 2006 | Reply

  2. Well if a girl can marry a dog in India then I don’t see what the big deal with same sex marriage in india is.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3004930.stm

    Comment by Adeela | December 7, 2006 | Reply


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