viral youtube video

Wedding Video That Landed 8 People in Jail

For many people, a wedding is the ultimate celebration. But for eight men who attended and videotaped a same-sex marriage in Egypt, where it’s illegal for two men to wed, the occasion resulted in arrests and three-year jail sentences.

The video, which went viral on Egyptian social media and throughout the Middle East, shows two men trading wedding rings while their friends cheer and hug. Once the footage blew up, one member of the wedding protested that it was a joke. But police arrested eight men from the video anyway, and last week a Cairo court sentenced them to three years in prison for “debauchery” and “violating public decency.”

Here’s the footage: