Takht opposes same sex marriage in US

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 19

With no room for ‘same sex’ marriage in Sikhism, the Akal Takht has taken notice of a wedding of two homosexual persons solemnised under the patronage of a Guru Granth Sahib ‘saroop’ in the US.

Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has issued directions to US couple Sarbjeet Singh Neel and Leela, who allegedly got the “unholy” ceremony conducted recently in Sacramento in the presence of a ‘saroop’ which was in their possession.

Giani Harpeet Singh directed the North American Sikh Gurdwara Management to take the ‘saroop’ from their possession immediately and place it in a gurdwara. The personal assistant of Giani Harpreet Singh said a strongly worded letter had been posted to the ‘erring’ US couple as the Sikh code of conduct did not allow such marriages. “It was a blasphemous act of accomplished marriage of two males performed in the presence of the ‘saroop’. It was also a violation of the Akal Takht’s directions,” he said.

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