Nov 27, 2007
Quickie Link: Gay Man Jailed in Morocco For Wedding
(Morocco) - A wedding for a well-known gay man in Morocco ended with the colorful 'bride' behind bars, along with five other wedding guests, and sparked riots and calls for authorities to clamp down on gays in Moroccan society. The wedding, attended by scores of Gays and Lesbians, lasted two days and had many elements of a traditional Moroccan wedding. More than 600 heterosexuals took to the streets, chanting slogans condemning the city's leniency towards Gays and criticizing the couple's audacity to hold a Gay wedding in the open. According to article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code, homosexuality is illegal and is punishable by six months to three years in jail and a fine of 120 to 1,200 dirhams (15 to 155 dollars).