The dynamics of transgendered people and marriage in India is fascinating. A gay or lesbian couple can’t marry. But if one transitions to the other gender, they can marry under the secular marriage laws. In this case from West Bengal, both marriage partners were transgendered. They explain in articulate language about their love and relationship.
It’s likely that the right to LGBT marriage will move to the forefront in India, following in the footsteps of other liberal Supreme Court decisions that have affirmed a variety of “fundamental rights” under the Indian constitution. These progressive legal decisions are critical to the movement for LGBT rights. As we know in the US, however, law doesn’t guarantee cultural change. These changes seem to require a good and perfect storm of law, media coverage, and grassroots activism.