ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

India Court Rules Lesbian Couple Can Live Together

09/25/2018 | BBC

A court in India’s southern state of Kerala has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple who want to live together. S Sreeja, 40, petitioned the high court alleging her partner Aruna, 24, had been forcibly detained by her family. The court heard that she and Aruna had been in a relationship for two years. They started living together in August. This is thought to be the first verdict of its kind since the Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality earlier this month in a historic judgment. In her petition, Ms Sreeja said Ms Aruna had been taken away by the police, a day after moving in with her in Kollam district, about 40km (25 miles) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

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