In what is believed to be the first interfaith lesbian marriage in the UK, a Hindu and a Jewish woman tied the knot last week in a Hindu ceremony. Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson know each other for past 20 years and first met on a training course in America. They both wore dressed up in a traditional red and white bridal colours.
For several years 48-year-old Mistry, 48, kept her sexuality a secret and said it had been “very difficult for me as an Asian gay woman”, but her family and friends have been ‘welcoming’ to Jefferson since she told them about her relationship.
She added, “I hope many many gay people – no matter what religion or culture they’re in – are in loving relationships.” The wedding rituals were carried out by a local Hindu female priest, Chanda Vyas who said that she was delighted to be part of the event. They married at the Chutney Ivy restaurant which is in Leicester.
Earlier this year, the couple tied the knot as per Jewish ritual at Jefferson hometown of San Antonio, Texas. They both will return to the USA after their wedding.
As per Mail Online, Jefferson said, “It’s really nice to now have a Hindu wedding here, because it brings both of us together and completes both of us in my eyes.”
(Source: The Independent)