Despite both being females, Angga was able to marry Ninies in January 2012 at the Sei Beduk Religious Affairs Office (KUA) in Riau Islands by pretending to be male.
“The administrative requirements for the marriage were complete, so there was no way we could forbid them from getting married,” said the head of the office, Budi Dharmawan, on Sunday.
The same-sex marriage went undetected by the locals, until they grew suspicious of Angga, who never interacted with them. “Finally, on Monday, we raided the couple’s house and discovered that Angga was actually a female,” said Ricard Butar-Butar, a neighbor.
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