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The first UK same-sex marriage involving a Muslim has taken place in the Black Country.

At a low-key ceremony at Walsall registry office, Jahed Choudhury, aged 24, from Darlaston, tied the knot with his partner Sean Rogan, 19.

The couple, who have been together since 2015, wore traditional Muslim attire.

In what is seen as a cultural taboo for many traditional Muslims, Mr Choudhury is one of only a few openly-gay Muslim men and says he was bullied and ostracised from his community for being homosexual growing up.

He is now looking forward to a happy life with Mr Rogan, who he first met while crying on a bench in Darlaston.


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