Bali gay wedding gets mixed reaction

Photographs of two guys who have been married in a conventional wedding ceremony at a five star hotel in Ubud, Bali, have been circulating on social media and have received mixed reactions.

In one of the pictures, the content couple, who wore pink beskap (standard fits) and blue sarongs, stood holding hands in front of a Hindu priest who was believed to have led the ceremony.

In one more photo, a single of the guys, believed to be Indonesian, apparently asked for his mother and father blessing as he hugged his mom although his father sat beside them, and his spouse, believed to be a foreigner, stood close by.

The couple also displayed their happiness, hugging and touching foreheads in an additional photo. All of the pictures were given the hashtag #loveknowsnolimits.

The most stunning moments of the wedding ceremony [...] I am so very pleased for the two of you [...] Practically nothing beats Moms blessings and youre both extremely lucky to have such a loving and accepting Mom [...], wrote an account consumer who uploaded the pictures.

Commenting on the pictures and the public reaction, National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Dianto Bachriadi said everyone had the correct to be married and form a family members and that sexual orientation was a private matter which need to be respected.

In the human rights context, of program, the rights of everyone should be respected. But upholding rights need to not diminish other peoples rights. Upholding rights ought to not create social restlessness, Dianto told The Jakarta Publish on Wednesday.

He admitted that identical-intercourse marriage was not recognized in Indonesia, but mentioned the rights of minority groups, this kind of as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) men and women, must be protected.

If it [the marriage] is true, whoever spread the photos is not proper in the context of Indonesian culture. They ought to respect Balinese culture and tradition, he added.

Earlier, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika explained Hinduism forbid exact same-intercourse marriage, urging the Grand Council of Customary Villages (MUDP) to take action.

Its not allowed in accordance to the Hindu religion. If [the marriage] is accurate, we need to warn them. Where was it? Pastika said in response to reporters inquiries.

Meanwhile, the Bali Wedding Association (BWA), which frequently organizes wedding ceremony ceremonies for foreign vacationers on the island, has urged the government to investigate reviews of the gay marriage.

Responding to the latest reviews in social media, print and online media on exact same-intercourse marriage, we have issued an 布拉格教堂 official statement, urging the government to comply with up on the reports and method them according to the law, BWA spokesperson Yano Sumampow stated in Denpasar on Wednesday.

Yano explained that the BWA called on its members and other wedding ceremony firms in Indonesia to obey current laws, incorporating that violations of the law ought to be viewed as the personal obligation of enterprise owners.

If the violators of the law have been our members, we would not hesitate to firmly warn or even fire them according to our inner rules and hand it more than to the authorities, Yano stated.

Previously, politicians and officials, like Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, expressed their opposition to gay marriage, saying it was unacceptable in Indonesia since of religious norms, in response to the latest recognition of gay marriage by the US Supreme Court.

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