Lesbian marriage legalized in Indian state

Gurugaon: In a direction with far reaching consequences, a lesbian couple was granted police protection by a court here. Beena and Savita, a runaway lesbian couple sought protection from the police in a petition filed in the court. Additional Sessions Judge Vimal Kumar before whom the case came up, recorded that the couple had claimed to have got married and that they were being threatened by the village elders. The court has invoked the Punjab and Haryana High Court judgment to all district and sessions judges to ensure help to runaway couples. Statements of the couple were recorded by the court and through offering protection, the court had given indication that the couple’s living together was legalized.

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