Muslim Lesbian Couple Married In the UK

gay A pair of Pakistani women have made history as the first Muslim lesbian couple to get married in the UK. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, made history when they tied the knot in a register office civil ceremony, then immediately applied for political asylum after they were wed, claiming their lives would be in danger if they returned to their native country. Watched by their solicitors and two friends, the pair wore traditional white bridal dresses when they were married in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The pair, from the Lahore and Mirpur regions of Pakistan, said they had received death threats from opponents in Pakistan – where homoséxual acts are illegal and considered against Islam. And since news of their wedding earlier this month spread, the pair claimed they had even received death threats from the UK. Before the service, even the registrar advised the couple to give serious thought to their decision to marry because of some Muslims’ views on homoséxuality. Ms Kausar, a master’s degree holder in economics from Punjab University (pictured), both came to the UK to study business and health care management Kausar said: ‘This country allows us rights and it’s a very personal decision that we have taken. ‘It’s no one’s business as to what we do with our personal lives. ‘The problem with Pakistan is that everyone believes he is in charge of other people’s lives and can best decide about the morals of others but that’s not the right approach and we are in this state because of our clergy who have hijacked our society which was once a tolerant society and respected individuals’ freedoms.’ The pair married at the register office located at Leeds Town Hall. They have lived in South Yorkshire as a couple for a year Ms Kamar, speaking to the Birmingham Mail, described her partner as her ‘soul mate’ and said the two women were deeply in love.

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4 Comments

  • Surely they commited a dreadful sins that if they don’t repent and seek the forgiveness of Allah, their final abode will be hell-fire.

  • Firstly lesbians n gays are both condemned by not only islam but also christainity. Obviously the world is coming to an end. Imagine somepple saying “its their lifes,let them live it/enjoy it”. Immorality has consumed most pple. In d bible, the city of Sodom was destroyed by God bcos they were gays, n d muslim quran also preach against it. What example r we setting for our children?

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