Tuesday, 11 July 2017
First Muslim same sex wedding takes place in the UK
Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan have become the first ever same sex muslims to get married in the UK. Vidoe shows the couple dressed in traditional Islamic attire to say their vows while surrounded by loved ones at the town’s registry office.
Mr Choudhury, 24, told the Express and Starhe felt like the “black sheep” of his Bangladeshi Muslim family, being bullied at school, attacked by other Muslims and banned from his local mosque, The Independent reports.
He said he attempted to change his sexual orientation and went on religious pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh but became suicidal and attempted to kill himself before meeting Mr Rogan. They started living together in 2015 and Mr Choudhury proposed on his husband’s birthday last year.