Man marries transgender lover on Valentine's day in Madhya Pradesh
(Sourced from PTI)
A man and a transgender "married" in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on the occasion of Valentine's Day yesterday. The groom Junaid Khan (30) and his transgender partner Jaya (32) married according to Hindu traditions at a local temple and exchanged garlands. "We were in love for the last one year and we married to formalize our relationship," Jaya said. Read the details here.
Khan said, "We are really happy to tie the knot on the occasion of Valentine's Day. I will always keep my life partner happy." Despite facing disapproval from his parents, Khan decided to marry Jaya. Jaya's family was however comfortable with the duo's decision and kept on supporting her. Jaya is a social worker with Badlaav, an NGO working among the LGBTQ community.
The NGO's communication in charge, Rohit Gupta, said, "Earlier, Jaya was associated with local eunuch groups and used to collect neg (money) along with them. But she left them as she wanted to establish a start-up." Gupta informed that Khan is a local marketing professional. The couple is planning to perform nikaah and will also move to get their marriage registered with relevant authorities.
"I want my family to accept us but even if they don't, I'll stay with her. I love her a lot and I will always keep her happy," Khan told ANI. While Jaya said, "His parents were against this marriage but he still chose to marry me. I hope they will accept me soon and one day I will get to serve my in-laws."