Indonesian couples wearing traditional outfits attend a mass interfaith wedding ceremony sponsored by the Jakarta government in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011. Interfaith marriages are generally discouraged in the country. Photo: AFP

‘We all have the right to be happy’: Interfaith couples tell of struggle to get married in Indonesia

  • Although legal in Indonesia, interfaith marriage is usually discouraged, with couples generally having to contend with pressure from their families
  • Most religious leaders or celebrants refuse to conduct their marriage ceremony, and bureaucratic red tape is also a big stumbling block
Topic |   Sex and relationships
Indonesian couples wearing traditional outfits attend a mass interfaith wedding ceremony sponsored by the Jakarta government in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011. Interfaith marriages are generally discouraged in the country. Photo: AFP
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