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Maiden Gay Cruise to Muslim Land Hits Morocco Snag

posted on July 3, 2012

In what would have been the first visit of an “all-gay cruise” to a Muslim country, trip organizers “blamed Moroccan officials for the cancellation” of their scheduled dock at Casablanca, reports Reuters’ Souhail Karam. However, the Moroccan tourism minister “denied the ship was banned and said its passengers were welcome,” according to Karam. He notes that the country’s law “deems same-gender sexual relationships ‘lewd or unnatural’ and punishes them with six months to three years in jail.”

Read at Reuters