Same-sex marriage may still be illegal in most parts of North America and Europe, but homosexuality is widely accepted as legitimate. However, in the Middle East (except Israel), attitudes toward gay people are a whole different story and the majority of countries there do not accept it.
Egypt is no exception, and even though being gay is not strictly a crime by law, debauchery is, and that is why two men from a recent gay wedding were arrested on Saturday, according to Human Rights Watch.
After the same-sex video of the wedding emerged on the internet, Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered that the suspects to be detained pending investigation into their broadcasting footage that “violates public decency.”
On Monday, the men were physically examined and were then deemed by authorities not to have had sexual relations with other men — they tested ‘negative for homosexuality.’