This week read about Mohamed Aboutrika going on a homophobic rant in Africa, and people in India fighting for same-sex marriage rights.

African Football Legend Rants About Homosexuality

During a Premier League match, one of Africa's most successful footballers delivered a fiery live diatribe to an audience of millions, asking Muslim people to take action against homosexuality.

According to RT News, on Instagram, Mohamed Aboutrika has over seven million followers, including Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández.

Aboutrika went on a homophobic rant while commentating for BeIN Sports on Manchester United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, spurred by the wearing of rainbow-themed LGBT laces.

Players are wearing the emblems on their boots in support of Stonewall, a UK-based LGBT rights organization, as part of a Premier League-backed campaign to promote equality and diversity between Nov. 27 and Dec. 2.

 

 

 

 

People In India Fight For Marriage Equality

India

The Delhi High Court. Credit: Government of India.

Same-sex marriages should not be recognized under the Hindu Marriage Act, according to a petition filed in the Delhi High Court on Friday, since any action by a "secular state" in the subject would be an "intrusion into the religious rights of Hindus."

According to The Indian Express, any "change in marriage processes" must either apply to all citizens "irrespective of faith" or be limited to those types of weddings that are regarded as a "civil contract" rather than a "religious rite.”

At least eight outstanding applications in the High Court seek to legalize same-sex weddings in India under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act, and the Foreign Marriage Act. They've also requested that the legal recognition of same-sex weddings be declared a basic right.


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