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Abandoned by ‘gay’ man, wife seeks maintenance January 27, 2009

Posted by nitinkarani in English, LGBT, Marriage, Times of India.

From The Times of India:

25 Jan 2009, 2328 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: A woman filed a maintenance case against her husband recently, alleging that he was involved in a homosexual relationship with his best friend and had left her and their child when she found out about it.

As per the case, the couple got married in 2004 but the problems started when the woman’s husband was spending more time with his best friend, who is also his business partner. The woman alleged that her husband was earlier working with his elder brother but quit the family business and started a small business with his best friend.

Earlier, the woman had filed a complaint against her husband in 2008 asking for maintenance. The court, last year referred the case to the mediation centre in order to counsel the couple in order to settle the case out of court. Opposing his relationship with his friend, the husband said that he was into a business with his friend and he earned his living by the work. Therefore, he would not leave his business at the behest of his wife.

With no hope of reconcilaton, the case was then transferred to the court of metropolitan magistrate Sunaina Sharma as her husband refused to pay her monthly allowance.

In her petition, the woman said that she got married in 2004 and they were living happily for some time. But she soon realized that her husband was not showing any interest in her and used to enjoy the company of his friend. The woman said that her husband refused to give up his friend’s company and she was sent back to her parent’s house within few months of her marriagewhile she was pregnant. She also alleged that her husband refused to accept his daughter who was born after the couple got separated.



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