Gay couple married in US feted at Malaysia banquet
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A gay pastor who married his musical producer boyfriend in New York last year has fulfilled a vow to hold a wedding banquet in his native Malaysia. The couple believes that Saturday's reception was the first such event in the Muslim-majority country.
Malaysian-born Ngeo Boon Lin and African-American husband Phineas Newborn III quietly held the reception at a Chinese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur with about 200 guests, including a handful of journalists who were asked to hold their reports until afterward.
The couple risked the ire of a government that has declared that homosexuality has no place in Malaysian society.