Pakistani women Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar marry in Britain’s first Muslim lesbian partnership


Charlotte Philby – Independent – Thursday, 30 May 2013 (originally published 26 May)

Two former students from Pakistan are believed to have become the first Muslim lesbian couple to marry in a civil ceremony in Britain.

Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, took their vows at a registry office in Leeds earlier this month before immediately applying for political asylum, it was claimed.

“This country allows us rights and it’s a very personal decision that we have taken. It’s no one’s business as to what we do with our personal lives,” she was quoted as telling the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury newspaper . . .

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