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10/24/2011

Called to prayer: Ani Zonneveld reads Quran, gay wedding vows

by Jeremy Hooper

A much welcome profile, via MSNBC.com:

LOS ANGELES — Like other aspiring religious reformers before her, Ani Zonneveld takes positions that make her unpopular with America's Islamic Screen Shot 2011-10-24 At 8.42.32 Amleaders.

Not only does she lead prayers — a task normally reserved for men — but she is an outspoken advocate for gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims. Later this year, she plans to officiate at the Islamic wedding of a lesbian couple, which is perfectly acceptable by her reading of the Quran.

KEEP READING: Battling for gay rights, in Allah's name [MSNBC]

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