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Egypt imprisons eight men for allegedly attending a gay wedding

An Egyptian judge has sentenced eight men to three years in prison for "inciting debauchery" by allegedly appearing in a video of a same-sex wedding.

Prosecutors claimed the video, which went viral after being posted to YouTube, showed the nation's first gay wedding and that the footage was "humiliating, regrettable, and would anger God." Same-sex marriage is not legal in Egypt, but since homosexuality itself is not outlawed, the men were charged with spreading images that "violated public decency."