MTV Lebanon/Murr Television, Yes to repeal Article 534 of the Penal Code


Without showing faces, two men stand next to each other in an elevator. A third man steps in and joins them, then puts his hand inside his jacket and pulls out a pistol. The two men behind him see nothing, and the third steps off as the two men begin to hold hands.

In Arabic, the text reads, "There's crime and there's love." Then, "Based on the words of Pope Francis... 'Homosexuality is not a crime.' Yes to the abolition of Article 534 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes homosexuality."

The owner of MTV Lebanon, Michel Gabriel El Murr, a Lebanese politician and businessman, supports ending the national law criminalizing LGBTQ+ people.

(An anit-LGBTQ organization Muyul, produced a nearly identical commercial telling viewers, "There's a crime that kills a human, while there's a crime that kills a community. Yes to keep law number 534 and protect the Lebanese family and community's values."

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