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

    Of course, conditions apply.

    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.

    Asif Hassan / AFP / Getty Images

    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”.

    The fatwa came a month after the murder and humiliation of Pakistani trans activist Alisha.

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