Manipur: First gay marriage ends in divorce

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Imphal, Mar 28: Manipur's first same sex marriage ended in a 'divorce' following opposition from their families.

Sandip, the 25-year-old 'groom' married Nikhil, the 28-year-old 'bride' on Thursday, Mar 25, in the presence of a modest gathering at a community hall here.

They decide to end their marriage on Saturday, Mar 27, after their families filed a complaint with the local police station at Singjamei.

"A police official called Sandip and Nikhil to the police station and counselled them for about two hours. The two men agreed to split and call off their marriage," a family member of Sandip was quoted by news agency as saying.

The families were opposed to the marriage after the couple decided to enter into wedlock after a six-year relationship. They maintained it would be a scar on the families as gay marriage is still a taboo in society.

The couple were staying together after their wedding at the beauty parlour run by Nikhil.

They exchanged bouquets and rings to wed. Sandip wore a black suit for the ceremony, while Nikhil was dressed in a white gown.

After the wedding on Thursday, Mar 25, Sandip said, "I am blessed to have Nikhil as my wife. We are indeed happy."

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