Taroudante -Lahcen Haddad, Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, has called for the de-criminalization of both homosexuality and consensual sex out of wedlock.In an exclusive interview with CNN Arabic at the headquarters of his ministry in Morocco in late October 2015, the minister said that his party, the Popular Movement, a traditionalist party, defends individual freedoms.

Larbi is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Morocco World News.