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Lesbians chased from Indonesian home for 'marrying'

Published on Jan 16, 2013 9:29 PM
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BATAM, Indonesia (AFP) - Two women who married in Indonesia by disguising themselves as a heterosexual couple were chased away from their village after neighbours discovered they were lesbians, community members said.

Neighbours raided the couple's home on Batam island near Singapore after growing suspicious that Musdalifa was a woman because he never socialised with other men in the village and the couple always kept to themselves.

"We reject homosexuals here, so last week we raided their house and saw Musdalifa was obviously a woman. She'd been walking around in loose men's clothes," Marlina, 34, said today.

"We told Musdalifa to leave. They both fled and we haven't seen them since," said Marlina, who goes by one name.

 
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