Retrieved June 17, Homosexuality has a long way to go in the United Statesbut an even tougher, bleaker road to pass through in other parts of the world. The Ottoman Empire predecessor of Turkey decriminalized homosexuality in South Sudan, which was not a member of the United Nations in Religious views on same-sex marriage. In the ageing ruler vowed that Zimbabwe would reject any foreign aid that is "given on the basis that we accept the principle of gay marriages". A Ugandan lawmaker explains that "this is a piece of legislation that is needed in this country to protect the traditional family" sound familiar?
In Albania and Turkey, there have been discussions about legalizing same-sex marriage.
Pride, prejudice and punishment: Gay rights around the world
In recent times, extreme prejudice persists, both socially and legally, in much of the Islamic world against people who engage in homosexual acts. Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic 3rd ed. Jurists of the Hanafi school took up the question seriously, considering, but ultimately rejecting the suggestion that homosexual pleasures were, like wine, forbidden in this world but enjoyed in the afterlife. The second type acts like a woman out of immoral purposes and he is the sinner and blameworthy. Archived from the original PDF on 11 August Retrieved 5 April — via Google Books.
In Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle's book on homosexuality in Islam, he addresses the teaching of sacred texts including the Qur'an about homosexuality. Western Europe and the western hemisphere are the most tolerant. Serial rapist snuck into homes, assaulted women while they slept photos 'Get this beast under control': There is no same-sex marriage in Asia or the Middle Eastand South Africa is the only country in Africa to have legalised it. Some 20 other countries had already led the way, including France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina, all of whom had legalised it well before One the basis of this reading of the Qur'an, Kugle asserts that homosexuality is "caused by divine will," so "homosexuals have no rational choice in their internal disposition to be attracted to same-sex mates. Connect with ABC News.