pakistan’s first gay marriage?

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Someone just brought to my attention this piece of news on The News – about supposedly Pakistan’s first gay marriage. The only thing that I’m surprised at is the age difference. One would’ve thought that the first gay marriage would’ve been between two young zealous rebels or something.

10 Comments so far

  1. Darwaish (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 1:30 am

    42 and 16.. that tells a lot..am surprised they are still alive though.. considering the traditions of area they are in!


  2. Jon (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 6:42 am

    As someone who would WANT gay marriage to be acceptable in Pakistan, I’m totally against this union – this clearly isn’t gay marriage but child abuse. The age difference is just way too much, and the kid is not even legal yet.


  3. Leftistoe (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 7:00 am

    I feel sorry for the 16 year old. poor boy has practically been sold.

    they are so going to be dead if they stay in peshawar.


  4. nausheen (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 12:04 pm

    Jon – I know what you mean, I’m with you on this.

    Actually, the friend who pasted this link to me thinks the same – that its not marriage at all, just a rich man’s way of forcing his will on people.

    I wish I could say it’s a step in the right direction, but we wouldn’t know right direction if it came and hit us in the face.


  5. Nazim (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 9:51 pm

    I`ve got $10,000 that says that they`re dead meat.There are over 150 people out with Aks and a couple of hundred .357s looking for them.Don`t take my word on it but i`m assembling my men.We dont mean to “hurt” them but simply throw them in exile.Leave and never return O` filthy ones.


  6. Opee :) (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 3:09 am

    It never happened. so everyone, Chill!


  7. Opee :) (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 3:35 am

    The BBC picked up an article about a “Gay marriage” in Pakistan and publicized it without verifying its details and its authenticity. The Pashtun community has done an extensive research on the issue and it has been deemed false and fabricated. The results of the research can be found in this article:

    http://www.khyber.org/articles/2005/GayMarriageReportFabricated.shtml


  8. Meesam (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 4:14 pm

    Does anybody really knows that what is the punishment in islam for Homosexuality?
    If anybody doesn’t then I tell you all.

    Islam Says that “if somebody comits any act of homosexuality then if proved by four witnesses or confessed by the person himself then that person should either be burnt alive, thrown from a high place with tied arms or his head should be cut with sword.”
    And if both were accused then both should be given the same punishment.

    This extremely hateful act is known as “sodomy” and is extremely extremely intolerable in islam.


  9. Paki (unregistered) on November 5th, 2005 @ 12:58 am

    I would REALLY like to see a source for that b/c I have come to the conclusion that half these “death by stoning”, etc hadiths are made up by religious fanatics as they go along. I refuse to belive that hadith is Sahih and if it isn’t I don’t feel at all compelled to even consider it. Islam is a religion of PEACE, and if you feel so strongly about homosexuality than you should reach out to the people who are going through such confusion, and provide religious counseling- not advocate murder!


  10. madiha (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 8:28 am

    id have to agree with PAKI… we seem to enjoy repeating these scary sounding decrees about how much sh*t people will get into for being homosexual, but no one stops for a minute to consider their validity.

    the authenticity of Hadith’s is a tricky question, and more often than not, false sayings have been attributed to the Prophet (PBUH).

    IRFAN’s lashing out at PAKI is a wonderful demonstration of what this whole fundo-problem is. why is it that we love to impose our personal prejudices on others, under the banner of some vague, over-exaggerated-to-the-point-of-utter-destortion Hadith?



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