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A Group Of Clerics In Pakistan Issued A Fatwa Declaring That Transgender People Can Marry

Of course, conditions apply.

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On Sunday in Lahore, 50 clerics affiliated with the Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat issued a fatwa (religious decree) deeming it lawful to marry a transgender person, Dawn reported.

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It specifically disallowed marriage for trans folk who carry “visible signs of both genders”.

They also forbade teasing and harassing transgender people, deeming it "haraam" to do so.

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Transgender citizens were also granted equal status of funeral rites, and a right to family inheritance.

The fatwa does, however, pose the condition that a transgender person needs to have "visible signs" of being a male to marry a woman, and pass as a woman to marry a man.

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It specifically disallowed marriage for trans folk who carry “visible signs of both genders”.

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