Breaking Stereotypes: Transgender Woman Gets Married To A Man In Bhubaneswar

The Logical Indian Odisha

January 27th, 2017 / 5:02 PM

Source: Hindustan Times | Image Courtesy: ANI Newsaolcdn

Transgender people face unique legal issues in regards to marriage. For years, she fought for the rights of the LGBT community. She was looked down upon in the society, considered as inferior. But, she broke all the barriers, transcended all the boundaries and shattered all the stereotypes by getting married to a man named Basudev in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha on Friday.

Megha who is a transgender woman tied a knot as per Hindu rituals. She says, “I am very happy today and would like to thank my better-half Basudev for taking such a bold step to marry a transgender. Society thinks that transgender people cannot get married or embrace motherhood and I am proving them wrong” as reported by Hindustan Times. She further added that it was an arranged marriage and she had received a wedding proposal from Basudev’s family.



The wedding ceremony was attended by many people from her village, journalists and Bhubaneshwar Mayor Anant Narayan Jena.

It was like any other wedding, and the baraat was attended by transgender men and women who danced to their heart’s content.

Basudev was married to a woman earlier and had four children. He later got divorced.

This wedding gives a message to the society and the nation that transgender people are also a part of the community and they can also get married.

The apex court of the country passed a landmark judgement three years ago. It was a paradigm shift, as the transgender community was recognised legally. This law gives transgender people a separate identity while voting or while applying for driving licence, passports or admission to educational institutions.



The Logical Indian congratulates the lovely couple and hopes that more and more transgender people can find acceptance in the society.


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