Same-Sex Marriage In Saudi Arabia Sparks Outrage, Police Arrest Couple And Friends

The police in Saudi Arabia are investigating a video that went viral of 2 men getting married, and their friend throw confetti while the 2 men walk down the aisle.

Same sex activities are restricted in Saudi Arabia, and punishment for same-sex activities can range from lashing to death penalty sentence. 

The wedding took place at a region of Aradiyat, which is very close to Mecca. The police later investigated the site of the ceremony, and arrested those involved.

Though the new Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said that he is looking to embark on a reformist campaign, and also different modernization project for 2030, but it is not clear if the LGBT community will benefit from the reforms of the new young prince.