Jordanian Police Arrest 10 Gays and Lesbians for Holding Gathering

Police in Jordan have arrested 10 people at a party hall in east Amman who were reportedly at a 'gay and lesbian' gathering, AFP reports:

Jordan“The administrative governor of the Marka area, Adnan Qatarneh, ordered the arrest of the 10 gays and lesbians after they held a reception at a party hall on Wednesday to get to know each other,” he told AFP.

“The arrests were made to prevent a disturbance of the peace,” he added, without elaborating.

Homosexuality is not illegal in the conservative desert kingdom, although it is widely seen to be unacceptable.

“There are no laws in Jordan to deal with homosexuality cases,” another security official said. “It is up to administrative governors to decide how to handle such issues, including any period of detention.”


  1. Myackie says

    When are we going to see “Queers agains Jordan” groups at pride parades and festivals? something tells me if they can’t blame Israel – they won’t care.

  2. KK says

    “The g o o d Arabs” are so good that they act out a preemptive attack against gays’ freedom of association.

    ‘We will NOT even let them know each other! MUAH HA HA HA HAAAHAHAHAHAHA’ *wipes off foaming spittle from corner of mouth while eye twitches*

    Congratulations, Jordan. Way to go reinforcing, normalizing, and exemplifying anti-gay attitudes of the middle east. You’re real winners. I’m sure Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, India, and several American states tip their caps to you…

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