An Indian lesbian couple, who were legally married in the United Kingdoms , lost a court case to stay in the UK on the grounds that their relationship will not be recognised in India. The couple had arrived from India in 2007 and entered into a civil partnership in 2008 in Scotland, which they converted to a marriage last year.
Judges at UK’s Court of Appeal, after analyzing their background, agreed that their relationship will not have legal protection or recognition in India, yet rejected their application to stay in the UK as they felt that their return to India would not be a violation of their right to a family life as there was no evidence the couple would suffer violence on return.
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