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IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Death
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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(user currently living in DENMARK) posted for lesbian readers on 14/03/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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am marryanne,a lesbian from nairobi,kenya, but i have similar case. i have lived in fear of being forced to marry my uncle in attemt to get"cured" my uncle whoz rich and porpular among my family members despite having a wife, he asked to help cure me by having sex with me. due to respect the family members have for him, they agreed, they even said its ok if he wants to marry me..its like am a bag of potatoes thats being disposed of.i was taken to his house, that fateful nite when i lost my virginity to the wrong person.. he raped me every nite and i would cry hoping one day i would get an oppotunity to run away tho i dnt have money..after 2 months i got pregnant and when i confronted him, he abused me, kept hiting me on the stomach till i started bleeding. he called in his doctor and they forced me to abort my baby...i cried on unending days and finally decided to run away frm his home,i first went to the police to report, but the police on duty questioned me and i told my story, he then said. if am wise i should keep quite beause the case would provoke the police to punish me and not the abuser..further more that is family business...its been hard,i have had problems becouse of my sexuality ever since but love and hopes helps me face each day.. currently am in denmark.
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(user currently living in DENMARK) posted for lesbian readers on 14/03/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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am marryanne,a lesbian from nairobi,kenya, but i have similar case. i have lived in fear of being forced to marry my uncle in attemt to get"cured" my uncle whoz rich and porpular among my family members despite having a wife, he asked to help cure me by having sex with me. due to respect the family members have for him, they agreed, they even said its ok if he wants to marry me..its like am a bag of potatoes thats being disposed of.i was taken to his house, that fateful nite when i lost my virginity to the wrong person.. he raped me every nite and i would cry hoping one day i would get an oppotunity to run away tho i dnt have money..after 2 months i got pregnant and when i confronted him, he abused me, kept hiting me on the stomach till i started bleeding. he called in his doctor and they forced me to abort my baby...i cried on unending days and finally decided to run away frm his home,i first went to the police to report, but the police on duty questioned me and i told my story, he then said. if am wise i should keep quite beause the case would provoke the police to punish me and not the abuser..further more that is family business...its been hard,i have had problems becouse of my sexuality ever since but love and hopes helps me face each day.. currently am in denmark.
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