Policy and research on marriage and children

-Same-sex nikah (gay & lesbian Muslim marriage contract)
-Same-sex nikah explanatory notes.pdf /html (please read this first)
-Same-sex nikah template_v3.doc


Supporting resources:

-Samah Hadid on gay marriage (Australia)

-BBC 5 Live radio- Gay Muslim marriage
20/2/'11 Listen here...
by Mobeen Azhar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12486003
News article from BBC5 Live radio, reporting on gay Muslim marriage.

-Progressive Muslim Pamela K. Taylor Supports LGBT Muslim Rights
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/pamela_k_taylor/2007/03/gay_people_are_people_like_any.html 11/4/2007...Those who believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman are trying to impose their morality on the entirety of society. Those who advocate for the legality of gay or lesbian marriage are not forcing anyone into a same-sex marriage, nor are they forcing a member of the clergy who does not believe in same-sex marriage to perform their wedding ceremony. They are simply asking that they be allowed to follow their consciences the same as everyone else does...

-Canadian Muslim group endorses same-sex marriage legislation
(Muslim WakeUp!), Canada
8/02/2005: The Muslim Canadian Congress has welcomed the legislation presented by Justice Minister Irvin Cotler that re-defines marriage to include same-sex partners, and has urged Muslims and other minority groups to stand in solidarity with gays and lesbians.
Addressing a press conference in Ottawa, Rizwana Jafri, president of the MCC said Muslim Canadians have experienced life as a marginalized minority and have relied on the Canadian Charter to fight for their right to be treated as equal citizens. "It is incumbent upon us, as a minority, to stand up in solidarity with Canada’s gays and lesbians despite the fact that many in our community believe our religion does not condone homosexuality," she added.

-Safra Project marriage & children report findings 2003