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Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:17 PM

Tunisia becomes first Muslim-majority country to recognize same-sex marriage

A same-sex marriage was reportedly legally accepted as valid in Tunisia, a first for a Muslim-majority nation.

A Tunisian man and a French man who married in France were able to get their marriage recognized in the North African country and mentioned on the Tunisian man’s birth certificate – as is customary – according to the LGBTQ organization Shams.

Homosexuality is illegal in Tunisia and punishable with up to three years in prison. Discrimination against LGBTQ people remains perfectly legal there and, of course, the country does not grant same-sex couples marriage licenses.

But Shams wrote in an April 24 post on Facebook about the “new achievement for gay Tunisians,” saying it’s the first same-sex marriage to be legally recognized in “the history of Tunisia and of the Arab world.”

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