- A Hindu and a Jewish woman have tied the knot
- It was a rare interfaith lesbian wedding
- They met and fell in love about 20 years ago
A Hindu and a Jewish woman in Leicester, UK have tied the knot in what is a rare interfaith lesbian wedding.
Miriam Jefferson, of Texas, and Kalavati Mistry, of Leicester, sealed their marriage on Saturday, August 12, 20 years after first meeting and falling in love.
In an interview, 48-year-old Kalavati said she had the more difficult time convincing her deeply traditional family about her orientation.
She said she kept it secret for decades and only came out several years ago. Her family finally accepted it and proudly attended her wedding.
The two have now jetted off to San Antonio, Texas, where they also had a Jewish wedding ceremony earlier this year, to spend the rest of their lives together.
Kalavati explained why the ceremony was important: "To me, I wanted to spend my life with someone, in a union. Some of the rituals that you do in a wedding are very important. I wanted me and Miriam to join in that union."
The couple expressed delight that each of them has been accepted by their respective families.
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