Same-Sex Couple In Kolkata Ties The Knot In An Intimate Bengali Wedding, See Pics & Video

On 3rd July, a same-sex couple in Kolkata, Abhishek Ray and Chaitanya Sharma, happily got married to each other in a traditional Bengali wedding, reported India Today. Amidst family and friends, Abhishek, who is an entrepreneur and fashion designer, showed up in a classic Bengali-groom attire, dhoti and kurta, while Chaitanya, who is a digital marketeer, sported a sherwani.

 

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Men, women and children alike attended the wedding and were all smiles as the two carried on with the varmala ceremony. At a time when same-sex marriages aren’t legally recognized in India and the taboo surrounding the LGBTQ+ community is still deeply present, to see the couple having the privilege to celebrate their love and union amid their loved ones is truly inspiring.

 

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Pictures from the haldi ceremony and the wedding have gone viral on social media. Have a look:


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Here’s a video capturing the wedding and echoing the thought ‘Love is Love’ out loud:

 

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We wish the couple a colourful journey ahead! 😀

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