He has totally turned her against me. The Quran, the foundation of Iranian law, explicitly bans homosexuality. But it doesn't mention transsexuality, which Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, permitted in a fatwa in Most Iranian gay adults are in heterosexual marriages, and prostitution is the preferred way to have same-sex affairs. It is unclear if Ahmadinejad believed this himself, but his comments mirrored the regime's preference of simply ignoring homosexuals. Other times we have friends over and we can invite them any time, without any rules. Each is in his early 30s, and both men face pressure from their families to get married.