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Leading cleric says Sunni authority would not permit homosexuality to be legalized

4 Jul 2022

On 25 June, it was reported that Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian – Lebanon’s leading Sunni cleric – stated that the Sunni authority Dar al-Fatwa ‘would not allow the legalization of homosexuality or civil marriage’ (quoted from L’Orient Today). This statement came shortly after the Interior Minister issued a memo urging security forces to crack down on ‘queer events.’

see L’Orient Today, The New Arab, Now Lebanon