'Noora and Adhila': Kerala lesbian couple 'wedding' photoshoot breaks the internet

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Kerala lesbian couple

Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora made headlines earlier this year when Kerala Court reunited the two women after they had been forcibly separated by their parents

Kerala lesbian couple

They had petitioned a court against the opposition they faced after they came out to their families

Kerala lesbian couple

This time Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora have grabbed the eyeballs for a wedding photoshoot in which the couple posed as brides

Kerala lesbian couple

Decked in silver jewelry and dressed in embellished brown and deep blue lehengas, they beamed as they exchanged rings and rose garlands under a canopy by the seaside in Ernakulam district.

Kerala lesbian couple

Noora and Nasarin met in high school and became close. They spent 3 years apart after leaving school while living with their families in different districts of Kerala as they worked on getting college degrees

Kerala lesbian couple

Supreme Court decriminalised gay sex in 2018 after a decades-long legal battle by activists and LGBTQ+ groups.

Kerala lesbian couple

Over the years, awareness about the community has increased, but members still face stigma and resistance to complete acceptance

Kerala lesbian couple

Noora and Nasarin are all too familiar with this. Reportedly, the couple still face threats of separation from Noora's family

Kerala lesbian couple

In India, same-sex marriages have no legal sanction, though petitions for legalisation are under consideration in the Delhi high court and the Supreme Court.