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queer muslim couples marry before trump’s inauguration to protect their families

January 17, 2017

Ahead of President-Elect Trump’s inauguration this weekend, black musician Laila Nur & Pakistani visual artist Saba Taj decided to make the monumental moment about radical love and family by getting married in their North Carolina town. The gorgeous couple captured the moment on the steps of a North Carolina courthouse—their spiritual connection with and dedication to each other a symbol of radical love and resistance in the face of white supremacy and homophobia. “Right now, it’s scary times for women, people of color, Muslims and so many others. We refuse to bend to bigotry, and instead see this year as a moment for marginalized folks to step up, organize, step into our power & be as fierce as ever,” Laila told AFROPUNK.

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