US-Based Indian Techie Marries Gay Partner in Maharashtra
It is said that love has no boundaries. A US-based Indian engineer tied the knot with his Vietnamese gay partner on 30 December at Yavatmal in Maharashtra.
This happened days before the Supreme Court agreed to review the criminalisation of homosexuality. Responding to a petition filed by members of the gay, bisexual and transgender community, a three-person bench of judges referred Section 377 to a larger bench for reconsideration, noting that Indians who are gay “should never remain in a state of fear,” and that “societal morality also changes from age to age.”
Forty-year-old Hrishi Mohankumar Sathawane, married Vinhi, with the blessings of friends and family at a hotel very close to the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP).
Hrishi completed his B-Tech from IIT-Bombay and went on to live in California. He currently holds a US green card. As per his social media posts, Hrishi’s parents were initially against his homosexual relationship. However, he somehow managed to convince them. His partner, 35-year-old Vinhi, is of Vietnamese origin and holds a Bachelors Degree in liberal studies and has been teaching in schools across Uzbekistan, China, and US.
Though the owners of the hotel claimed it was a simple ceremony, the Facebook posts of the couple's friends have made it apparent that the celebration was held in Yavatmal. The photos have bombarded social media platforms and have received hundreds of likes.