Odisha: After SC Decriminalizes Homosexuality, Two Women Sign Agreement To Become Life Partners In Kendrapara

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13 January 2019

Biswaprakash Beja

Kendrapara: After Supreme Court’s historic verdict on September last year of decriminalizing homosexuality, two girls signed an agreement before a notary in the district on Saturday to live together being life partners to each other.

Reportedly, two girls named Sabitri Parida (27) and Monalisa Nayak (28) of the district signed the agreement to continue their live-in relationship in the presence of a notary after submitting their respective affidavits. The young girls promised to spend the rest of their lives together and also swore that they wouldn’t complain if any problems cropped up in their relationship. "We have decided not to separate from each other in any circumstances," mentions the agreement.

According to sources, their relationship began when the two were studying together in a Cuttack college. The duo is currently employed in private company.

It is notable to mention here that same-sex marriage is still illegal in India. In the September verdict last year, Supreme Court had only decriminalized homosexuality which means gay sex among consenting adults is no more an offence.