Same-sex couples should be cautious when holidaying abroad

Nicola Furmston

Same-sex couples were warned to be extra cautious when choosing a destination for their honeymoon after a British man was jailed in Morocco for homosexual offences.

A number of countries still regard homosexuality as a criminal act and some even give the death penalty for such an offence.

Popular destinations such as Dubai and the Caribbean are on the list of those countries that do not tolerate homosexuality. The Foreign Office provides advice and warnings on its website.

Thankfully the man in question has now been released and his family were visibly relieved when he touched down on British soil, but his Moroccan partner is still being held in jail.

With the recent extension of same-sex marriage, it is easy to forget that what is regarded as mainstream in the UK is often still regarded with suspicion and negativity elsewhere in the world.

Nicola Furmston is a solicitor specialising in the family field at Barker Gotelee, Solicitors in Ipswich.