Odisha: Kendrapara’s Live-In Lesbian Partners Threaten To Attempt Suicide If Opposed

14 January 2019


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Kendrapara: After signing an agreement to live together being each other’s life partners, Sabitri Parida (27) and Monalisa Nayak (28) have threatened to attempt suicide if their decision is opposed by their family members or the society.

“The Supreme Court has decriminalized homosexuality, so we are legally allowed to live together. Today, we signed an agreement and if anyone opposes this then we will attempt suicide,” said the girls on Saturday after their return from the notary.

“This is the first such case in Odisha and we hope to spread awareness by our actions that we have taken in our will,” they added.

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

The young girls promised to spend the rest of their lives together and also swore that they wouldn’t complain or taken the course of law if any problems cropped up in their relationship. "We have decided not to separate from each other in any circumstances," mentions the agreement.

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.

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

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Sabitri Parida

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Monalisa Nayak