India gets its first 'gay' marriage bureau

Vadodara: Gay individuals now have a platform to discover their perfect partner and the credit goes to Chicago-based Benhur Samson. Samson, who is a native Indian, has set up India's first marriage bureau for gay people to offer them some assistance in finding the right match, both inside and outside the country.  Benhur Samson, who used to assist gays with surrogacy in India till 2013, was astonished when he got demands from them regarding possible life partners. It was then, that Samson started a gay marriage service to assist such people. He has also roped in the gay prince of Rajpipla, Manvendrasingh Gohil, as an advisor, alongside legal counselors to investigate the lawful parts of the marriage, including immigration if an Indian weds a man abroad, Times of India reported. The marriage agency has been operational for around three months now. Many individuals wanted to get partners from India. The reason appears to that Indians are known for their dedication, reliability and hard-working nature, Samson told the English daily. The agency has recieved approximately 250 received inquiries till date and nearly 24 people are enrolled with it. To ensure that only genuine applicants approach the agency, it charges $5,000, which is refundable if the individual does not find a match.

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