Karnataka registers first ever transgender marriage in state
Karnataka, for the first time on Tuesday, registered its first-ever transgender marriage in Bengaluru. This move comes four years after the Supreme Court approved of the transgender rights. Notably, the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017 was cleared by the state cabinet in October last year. The policy is "aimed at bringing the community into mainstream and safeguarding them from exploitation." Here's more.
Making it a historical episode for the community in the state, transgender rights activist Akkai Padmashali finally became successful in making the marriage official, almost a year after the wedding ceremony. The couple received their marriage certificate from the KR Puram sub-registrar's office in the presence of friends and family who wished them luck for their future.
Stating that ze didn't face any problem during the process, apart from some bureaucratic hurdles, Akkai said, "We applied in December and after the required time frame of 30 days, we registered our marriage on Tuesday." Ze added, "It is a big thing to be registered under and recognized by a government body. The government should frame schemes to support transgenders' marriage."