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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Hindu same-sex marriage

You always hear that people can change, but we find examples of this not often enough:

(New Delhi) Two teenage women have married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India's West Singhbhum district - despite laws which forbid same-sex marriage.

The women, identified in the local media as Nitima Biruwa and Laxmi Bari, were married in the village of Bharbaria with the blessings of their families.

Press reports from the region say that the wedding was arranged by family members.

The reports quote the father of one of the women as saying that he had tried for months to break up the couple to no avail. He then decided that the best thing would be to allow them to marry.(link)

I can't help but wish that goverments would listen more to the parents of gays and lesbians when said goverments try to make policies for gays. Maybe this wish is just because I'd love nothing more than to see my mom argue against Bush for gay marriage. My mom supports the president, but she's told me countless times that she doesn't think he could be more wrong when it comes to gay rights.


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