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Misnaged: Easily understood. To a Misnaged, the gartel is batel, so it’s like he’s holding her hand. To a chassid, it’s not batel. (look in R. Chaim on the sugya..)
Found this on Jewishpress.com. I know I’m a couple of years late, but…
The source of the custom is in the Gemorah Ketubot (16b-17a):
Some Orthodox groups are uncomfortable with this custom.