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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday 12 February 2006

UAE gaols 26 for organising a gay wedding

An Abu Dhabi court gaoled the 26 men (one of whom was Indian, no information is given about the other 25) for organising a gay wedding in an hotel.

In the surrealistic world of the United Arab Emirates (where homosexuality is pretty common - I speak from [mostly pleasant] experience) the public prosecutor "accused" the group of homosexuality, only to be confounded by the group having the temerity to defend themselves in court saying they "were proud of their act and were keen to practice it". I admire their courage and hope they will survive this unjustified incarceration.

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