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Marriage of transsexual with man registered, finally

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

The long-cherished dream of

a trans-woman and her husband turned to reality on Friday when their marriage was officially registered.

Their joy knew no bounds as the day coincided with Valentine's Day.

Twentyfour-year-old Surekha had married Manikandan, an autorickshaw driver, in 2018 but could not register the marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, which classifies the bride as woman.

The couple approached the district collector and after verification, it was found that the term bride was applicable for transgenders also, as was ruled by Madras High Court in April last.

After this, things moved swiftly and the registration department agreed to register the marriage and accordingly both got registered at Vadavalli sub-registrar office here and received the marriage certificate.

The couple is happy now that their marriage has been accepted legally by society.

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First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 19:10 IST