The first of its kind marriage between a man and a transgender was registered at the district registrar office in Thoothukudi. B Arun Kumar got married to a 20-year-old transwoman, P Srija at Arulmighu Shangara Rameswara Temple in October 2018. The couple was forced to file a writ petition in the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court after the district registrar office denied to register their marriage. On April 22, the Madurai bench ordered the district registrar to register the marriage between the man and transwoman couple. Following which the registrar's office had to issue the marriage certificate on Monday, May 20.