Muslim activist claims the Koran supports gay marriage even though homosexuality carries the death penalty in 10 Islamic nations

Muslims in favour of gay marriage say the Koran supports same-sex unions.

Islamic activist and university student Fahad Ali has this week founded Muslims for Marriage Equality as the Turnbull Government embarks on a postal vote on the issue.

He argues the Koran supports his position, even though homosexual acts are punishable by death in 10 Muslim-majority nations with Sharia law, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.