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Marriage Equality: These Headlines Show Traditional Marriages Need Critique

Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.

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(Trigger Warning: Mentions of child abuse, marital rape and dowry harassment.)

From the Central government to various religious bodies, opponents of marriage equality are happy to reject civil liberties for queer citizens, citing the toll it will take on traditional Indian marriages.

But are heterosexual marriages, especially under the Indian patriarchal structure, anywhere close to perfect?

As India's LGBTQIA+ citizens awaits the highly-anticipated verdict by the Supreme Court on the historic marriage equality hearings, here are some headlines that show that it's the traditional marriages that need most critique. Take a look:

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Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
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Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.
Think heterosexual Indian marriages are a perfect institution? Think again.

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