Love knows no limits of miles, age or gender. And people from all the world have proved it time and again. A similar case of limitless love has come up from Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Two women parted their ways six years ago and later on, married forcefully to their men. The ladies have now divorced their respective husbands to exchange vows with each other.
The women aged 24 and 26 exchanged garlands in a temple in Bundelkhand.
Though the Supreme Court has scrapped section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality on September 6, the women couldn’t register their marriage. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the registrar refused to recognize their marriage stating that there was no government order on same-sex marriage whether on paper or online.
Well-versed with their rights, one of the women was quoted saying, “Our lawyer has told us that since the Supreme Court has done away with Section 377, we can stay together. No one can trouble us. We have been living together as a couple for some time now.”
The two women fall for each other when they met at their college six year ago. They, however, had to drop out of the college after their families came to know about their relationship and forced them to marry.
The women have shown strong determination to fight for their rights. They have also decided to challenge the registrar’s decision in the court.
It feels good to see how the Supreme Court’s decision has empowered people to come open and fight for their love and rights, isn’t it?