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Trans couple who tied the knot in Kerala is the first Legally Registered Trans Couple

In a huge step forward for trans community, a couple in Kerala got married and are claiming to be the first legally married trans couple in the eyes of law.

Trans couple Trans couple who tied the knot in Kerala is the first Legally Registered Trans Couple Source : Press

In a huge step forward for trans community, a couple got married in Kerala and have claimed to be the first legally registered married couple in the eyes of the law. 

Ishan announced his wedding to well-known trans activist and TV anchor Surya in April. Ever since, the transgender community in Kerala has gone into a tizzy, trying to organize and curate the wedding that took place on 10 May 2018.

"We are now officially a couple - husband and wife and we will show the world that we can love and live a marriage too," Surya said, looking beautiful as a bride. 

As for Ishan, he said, "I never wanted to hurt my parents. And that's why my journey from Sabina to Irfaan, has been long and tough. I wanted it with the support and blessings of my parents. Especially my mother. And the fact that my father, mother, and sister are present for my wedding, makes me very happy."

According to an advocate "This is a historic moment for the community of transgender persons - because there is no law on issues like marriage, adoption or atrocities against them in such situations. This marriage has been registered at the sub registrar's office under the Special Marriage Act."

But amidst all the celebration and joy, a sadness is evident.

"We are the mother and father, so we, of course, will support our son. She was born a daughter but now is our son. But that's not how our relatives see this. It does get very tough. We also expect to be supported by our local mosque authorities to recognize this marriage in our community," Ishan's mother Shanipa says.


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