As SGN goes to press, BBC News reports that village chiefs have blocked a same-sex wedding in the African country of Kenya.
'I was shocked. & I won't allow it,' Chief Hussein Swaleh told BBC.
The marriage had been scheduled to take place February 11 in what was described as 'a private villa' near the Kenyan seaport city of Mombassa.
The BBC reporter on the scene said the wedding party left the area in three minibuses before the marriage could be concluded.
Kenyan government officials in the Mnarani area near Mombasa planned protests against the wedding and wanted to evict the two men from their houses.
"We had planned with our area chiefs to give them notices & and tell these people to move from our area," said government councilor Esther Kache.
Gay sex is illegal in Kenya, and carries a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. Lesbian sex is apparently legal, however. Most African countries ban Gay sex, although several of them permit Lesbian sex.
While most of Kenya's 39 million people are Christians, the majority of people in Coast Province - centered on Mombassa - are Muslims.
Among African countries, only South Africa forbids all discrimination against LGBT South Africans, and a same-sex marriage law was passed there in 2006.
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