Gay Wedding in Amman? Viral Video of Two Women Getting Married Prompts Backlash

Published August 26th, 2020 - 08:49 GMT
Gay Wedding in Amman? Viral Video of Two Women Getting Married Prompts Backlash
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A Snapchat video featuring a proposal and what has been described as same-sex marriage has gone viral across Jordanian social media after users claimed it was filmed in the capital city of Amman.

The video depicts moments in which a young woman proposed to supposedly her girlfriend before they exchanged wedding rings and kisses in front of several people, who attended the ceremony and congratulated them.

In other moments during the video, the two women can be seen cutting a cake and posing for pictures with friends.

Quickly after sharing the video online, Jordanian social media users demanded an investigation into the video which they deemed "dangerous."

Translation: "News of a lesbian wedding in a coffee shop near the University St. with a lot of guests. Is this the long-called for freedom?"

Translation: "I actually feel so ashamed of sharing the video of the girls near University St. but it's so disturbing, dangerous, and worrying. Jordan is heading towards a 100% secular state. We urge authorities to arrest everyone and persecute them with the maximum penalty."

Despite being one of the relatively open countries, compared to other Middle Eastern countries, same-sex relationships remain illegal in Jordan, and members of the LGBTQ+ community often report social discrimination and are shamed by the majority of Jordanians.


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