Morocco Homosexual Arrests: 2 Men Kissed In Public In Conservative North African Country

Africa - BannerJune 4, 2015 – Reported by International Business Times – Two homosexual men were arrested Wednesday in Morocco for kissing in public during a defiant pro-gay protest over the country’s policy outlawing homosexuality. The act is considered highly taboo in the conservative North African country that has routinely punished members of the gay community for being in violation of a law that made being gay a crime. Local officials announced the arrest on Thursday, June 4, Agence France-Press reported.

Police also arrested two French feminists Tuesday for their role in a pro-gay protest and expelled a Spanish woman from the country for demonstrating topless during the same protest. A local official called their actions “a series of provocations and harassment carried out by foreign organizations who deliberately violate Moroccan laws … to undermine morality.”…

via Morocco Homosexual Arrests: 2 Men Kissed In Public In Conservative North African Country, Officials Say.

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