Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah took a stand against efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Lebanon, saying that homosexuality "defies logic, human nature, and the human mind." In his address, delivered on March 18, the "Muslim Women's Day," and broadcast on Al-Manar TV, Nasrallah criticized the "culture of opposition to early marriage," saying that proponents of this culture were "unknowingly serving Satan and the devils." "The response should be the spreading of the culture of early marriage."
Hassan Nasrallah: "There are societies abroad that were ruined by homosexuality, and now they are exporting it to Lebanon and to the Arab and Islamic world. They want to legalize same-sex marriage in the parliament. Homosexual relations defy logic, human nature, and the human mind. These relations... Some people say: 'But this is about freedom of choice. What's the problem?' No, this is a big problem. A big problem. In Lebanon and elsewhere, everybody - the Muslims, the Christians, and the non-religious... Anyone who cares about his society and about the purity of humanity must take a stand against this kind of enterprise.
"[They] are trying to spread - even in our own society - a culture of opposition to early marriage. There was a time when early marriage was accepted. Now there are people who say that early marriage is wrong, that early marriage has negative ramifications... Do these people know better than Allah, who created Mankind, and demanded this, through His prophets, culminating with the Prophet Muhammad? Do they know better than the Creator of Man whether or not early marriage serves the interests of Mankind? They may argue that there are cases of divorce following early marriage. But I can present you with more cases of divorce, following marriage at the age of 20, 30, or 40. This cannot serve as proof. This cannot serve as proof. On the contrary, those who spread the culture of opposition to early marriage in our society are unknowingly serving Satan and the devils. They are also serving our enemy by causing the moral ruin of our society. The response should be the spreading of the culture of early marriage."