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India's First Gay Matrimonial Ad Outraged A Lot Of People For Having A Caste Requirement

Harish Iyer's mother Padma Iyer, who wrote the ad, later clarified on Facebook that she is "not bothered about the caste or religion of his partner".

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BUT- the Indian gay matrimonial ad, though it was path-breaking, also said 'Iyer preferred' http://t.co/Tej7ohRjcb

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@hiyer Exactly wt i thot ! i assumed it was meant to be a joke. U know like, "Caste no bar. Iyer Preffered *wink* *wink*" Great going aunty

When almost everyone here has married within their caste, why so much outrage about "Iyer preferred" in that gay matrimonial?

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In the wake of this heated discussion, Padma Iyer took to Facebook to clarify her stance.

Facebook: iyerpadma

And Harish himself posted a status pointing out the double-standard at play here, when comparing his ad to the standard fair for heterosexual matrimonial classifieds.

Facebook: harishiyer