A US-based 40-year-old engineer of Indian origin Hrishi Mohankumar Sathawane married his gay partner Vinh, from Vietnam in a traditional ceremony at Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district on 30 December, days before Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which has been used to decriminalise homosexuality.
According to the report, police and the hotel staff, where the wedding took place, turned a blind eye, because of the ambiguity in marriage laws in India. The couple got married at a hotel a little distance away from the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP).
Hrishi 40-year-old engineer pursued B-Tech from IIT-Bombay and presently lives in California and has a U.S.green card, said official.
The wedding ceremonies were held with the blessing and well wishes from his friends and family. Although earlier engineer’s parents were against his homosexual affiliation, but he later succeeded in convincing them for his marriage.
According to sources, the couple met in October 2016 via an online dating website and got engaged in a few months.
The report added that the engineer’s parents resisted on the couple getting married in their hometown but they were firm on conducting the ceremony in Yavatmal.