The U.K. just had its first same-sex Muslim wedding
Two grooms have tied the knot in what is believed to be the United Kingdom’s first same-sex Muslim marriage. Sean Rogan, 19, and Jahed Choudhury, 24, married in a registry office on June 22nd in Walsall, West Midlands. They wore Islamic dress and used Muslim traditions within the marriage ceremony. This comes after the U.K. officially legalized same-sex marriage in 2014, after a 2013 parliamentary decision.
Choudhury — who told British newspaper Express and Star that he grew up in a Bangladeshi Muslim family, and always felt like the “black sheep” in his community — explained that he hopes his marriage to Rogan serves as a positive example to others like them.
Choudhury added that other members of the Muslim community had bullied him or attacked him because of his sexual orientation.
He also claims that his mosque banned him from attendance.
Congratulations to the happy couple!