Perhaps American Liberals will rally to the cause of another Islamic country making life for gays and lesbians more difficult, and perhaps more deadly….. (h/t – Infidels Are Cool)
MADRID, MARCH 24 – Morocco announces the end of tolerance with regard to homosexuality, is the title of the full page article in today’s El Pais, referring to the initiative which the Ministry for the interior in Morocco is using to â€˜confront all actions which go against religious and moral values, within the framework of the lawâ€.
An article with the headline in red on the front page of magazine Al Michaal triggered the reaction by the government in Rabat; in it a gay Moroccan couple tell the story of their wedding, reciting a prayer which comes before the reading from the Koran. The formula is very common in Morocco, between heterosexual couples as well, but it does not mean that the union is legal.
In a message quoted by El Pais, the Ministry for the interior registered â€œvoices in the media which are trying to make a case for ignoble behaviour which is a provocation to national public opinion and which are against the moral values and teachings of our societyâ€.Â The government will carry act against these people â€œwithin the framework of current lawsâ€.
Homosexuality is punishable in Morocco from six months to three years imprisonment, even though courts do not usually pass sentences for this kind of crime.Â Nevertheless arrests of gays are commonly made as a â€˜deterrentâ€.
Where is the Human Rights Campaign?Â (*crickets chirping*)
Maybe they will only get involved when things in Morocco get REALLY serious.Â You know like in Iran — where gays hang by ropes.