Maysoun Douas: «Islam is a value system perfectly compatible with the Spanish Constitution«
GAYLES.TV.- Maysoun douas, councilor in the Madrid City Council, is the first Muslim to officiate a wedding LGTB + in the capital. She was proud of the act: «Even in difficult moments, like the ones we live in, there is always time for love«He wrote in Twitter. douas, 37, is a physicist. She founded a digital platform created to connect scientists with investors and considers herself a feminist. It was featured at number 12 on the list of More Madrid headed by Manuela Carmena and became the first Muslim councilor in the Madrid City Council.
The mayor assured that it is a «opportunity to contribute to the debate within and outside the Islamic community on the values of democracy and citizenship«. The sobriety of the celebration was marked by the restrictions imposed by the pandemic of the coronavirus. douas wanted to liven up the evening with some verses by Mario Benedetti: «Partner, you know you can count on me / not up to two or even ten / but count on me«. It has been released with this wedding between two women because it was the only one of the municipal group that this Friday was available at the scheduled time for the celebration.
This is the first Muslim who has officiated a wedding LGTB + en Madrid and that he sits in the plenary hall of the Cibeles Palace. «In the end it becomes one more administrative act. It's nice, because they come together to show their love, but everything is consensual and regulated by law"He explained.
Precedent in Badalona
Four years ago, Fatima Taleb, the first Muslim councilor in the history of Badalona, also officiated a wedding LGTB +, this time between two men. Her gesture, as she explained in her day, came to show that one can be a Muslim believer and respect equal marriage by marrying a couple of two men.
douas, wanted to emphasize that "el Islam It is a system of values perfectly compatible with the Spanish Constitution, but there is a lack of spaces for debate to converge those values with those that already exist and see how we all coexist".
Photography: Twitter, The Country