Pakistani Clerics Say Gay Marriage Between Transgender Persons Allowed Under Islam

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Clerics in Pakistan have made a surprising announcement when they said that marriage between two transgender individuals allowable under Islam, additionally, they said transgender people have the right to Muslim burial ceremonies.

According to Metro:

Transgender people also have full rights under Islamic inheritance law, the Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat Pakistan, a little-known clerical body in the eastern city of Lahore, said in its fatwa.

“It is permissible for a transgender person with male indications on his body to marry a transgender person with female indications on her body,” said the document, signed by 50 clerics and issued on Sunday.

“Also, normal men and women can also marry such transgender people as have clear indications on their body.”

Pakistan has surprisingly progressive laws for transgender people, the Supreme Court ruled that trans people have the same rights to inherit propert and assets in 2012.

 

 

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