"Of course these people are also citizens, but there is a red line and that line is our morals, our history and our culture," he said, adding - to the presenter's consternation - that that sick people needed to be treated.
"Tunisia's New Gay Rights Fight" 2014] Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman in Tunisia.
Same-sex marriage, or the more limited civil unions, are not legally recognized in Tunisia.
In mid 2011 (March), Tunisia's first online magazine for the country's LGBT community, Gayday Magazine, was launched.
Running stories and interviews related to the country’s community, the publications covers consisted on English and French titles.
In 2012, Gayday was hacked; homophobic hackers took over the publication’s email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
These attacks took place at the height of an international campaign of which Gayday Magazine is a part, to raise awareness about the massacre of emo and gay people in Iraq.Human Rights Minister Samir Dilou with the encouragement of popular TV celebrity host Samir Wafi have called for the magazine to be denied to the right of expression and stating that LGBT is a sickness not a human right.He was asked about Gayday magazine on a talk show, the Tunisian Minister for Human Rights, who is a member of the Islamic Ennahdha Party, said even freedom of expression has limits.Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Tunisia face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Tunisia, and there is only one official organised LGBT-rights movement named "Shams".In 2008, the government of Tunisia was one of the co-sponsors opposing statement the 2008 General Assembly resolution and declaration calling for the decriminalization of same-sex sexual intercourse worldwide.