A new first in #Yemen : More on the marriage of 2 gay men in Taiz.yemensaeed.com/news/news-loca… adenalghad.net/news/50259/#.U…LINK ==► This may not be a first but it's the first time it's been published in a news site for all to see and read.
— Haykal Bafana (@BaFana3) May 15, 2013
Gay marriage is held marriage between two people of the same sex or of the same sexual identity and the legal recognition of gay marriage called equality in marriage as well, and in particular by his supporters.
Has become the subject occupies many countries, especially since the late nineties and early Alolveniat. Gay marriage is currently permitted in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and some states in America, Mexico and Brazil
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No matter. My guess is that this development, if that's what it can be called, represents more liberation for men than women. I feel no need to defend that statement.
Women in the Arab world are nowhere equal to men in the same way that we think of equality. In fact, a great many Americans still don't accept the concept, basing their beliefs on scripture.
Afghanistan is very distant from Yemen but to make a point consider this...
One of the first facts I learned about Afghanistan when I started doing homework years ago was the Pashtoon tradition of older men taking up with young boys. One country's paedophilia is another country's male tradition.
A column from SF Gate says in part:
For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means "boy player." The men like to boast about it.
"Having a boy has become a custom for us," Enayatullah, a 42-year-old in Baghlan province, told a Reuters reporter. "Whoever wants to show off should have a boy."
Baghlan province is in the northeast, but Afghans say pedophilia is most prevalent among Pashtun men in the south. The Pashtun are Afghanistan's most important tribe. For centuries, the nation's leaders have been Pashtun.
President Hamid Karzai is Pashtun, from a village near Kandahar, and he has six brothers. So the natural question arises: Has anyone in the Karzai family been bacha baz? Two Afghans with close connections to the Karzai family told me they know that at least one family member and perhaps two were bacha baz. Afraid of retribution, both declined to be identified and would not be more specific for publication.
As for Karzai, an American who worked in and around his palace in an official capacity for many months told me that homosexual behavior "was rampant" among "soldiers and guys on the security detail. They talked about boys all the time."
He added, "I didn't see Karzai with anyone. He was in his palace most of the time." He, too, declined to be identified.