Amid the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court on whether to decriminalize gay and lesbian sex, an intriguing tale of same-sex love has emerged in Dhenkanal of Odisha.
The relationship has surfaced between two girls at Odapada block amid the resentment in the local community.
The instance has stirred quite an controversy in the area.
Both the families have been ostracised by their communities, it has been reported.
The girls are said to be friends since long and now are determined to defy the convention.
The girls have claimed to have tied the knot at a temple in Talcher last week.
The couple, one over 20 years and another 17, have been in a relationship for several years.
Shocked at the disclosure of this lesbian relationship, the frantic parents rushed to find a groom for their girl after which the girls took the matter into their own hands.
The couple which had eloped were finally traced and found to have got married at a temple with younger girl seen implied with vermillion.
It remains to be seen how the episode concludes.>