Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

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05/06/2020

Thirty-five LGBTQ+ and human rights groups united today to dispel the false belief, spread by flawed news articles, that Tunisia has accepted same-sex marriage. The 35 organizations also expressed their solidarity in the ongoing struggle for justice and equality in the Middle East/North Africa. The false belief began spreading in late April after the Tunisian LGBTQ+ rights group Shams posted on Facebook that the French marriage of French man and a Tunisian man had been registered in Tunisia. That bureaucratic action apparently was either a mistake or a misunderstanding, but it led to news coverage implying a change in Tunisia’s position on same-sex marriage.

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