To date, I haven't found anything in my studies of the Qur'an which stipulates a punishment for a homosexual relationship. However, the Qur'an, not once, mentions homosexual marriages, as such, homosexual marriages cannot be recognised Quranically.
That is a bit of a strange argument, just because it is not mentioned at all it is forbidden or recognised? There are many things not mentioned in the Quran, are all that also not recognised/forbidden?
in addition to the above:
Don't you agree that many times we would like to think homosexuality is the same as lewdness because of our objective view? The fact is homosexuality is not by the letter mentioned in the Quran. This is perhaps difficult for many because our natural instinct says it is not the way nature intended. We really want homosexuality to be lewd because our instinct says it should be. I get chills down my spine even thinking of a man kissing another man...................but I let Allah be the judge, even if the men are muslims....I will never do the mistake of claiming what is lewd and what is not in the name of Allah.
I think we should set our preferences aside and try to see this as objectively as possible. Homosexuality is barely mentioned and there is no clear description of what lewd really means in the Quran. As we all know the Quran is fully detailed. Bearing that in mind and reading 49:13 O people, We created you from a male and female, and We made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Surely, the most honorable among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is Knowledgeable, Expert.
we understand that there will never be one, unilateral understanding of the Quran. We will always be different and have different values. This is good, this is what Allah wants. My perception of lewdness is different to yours, or chaste maid or anyone else. I think it is quite gay when a man wears a skirt, our malaysian sarong-wearing brothers would say "whaaat?"......I think the amount of make-up American women wear are on the borderline to prostitution, I think their husbands would not agree.........I think marrying for money is the ultimate form of lewdness, I am not if surprised if half the world would disagree
To include a personal opinion into interpreting the Quran is ok, after all you are the one that must find the details in order to make the book complete. Without using our emotions we will never understand. But one should remember to never assume that our own personal or culturally based opinion is the only truth.
When I am asked about homosexuality in islam I always say that my personal opinion not
based on the Quran is that it is wrong. How Allah sees it I dare not have an opinion about. But in any case I understand from the Quran that any sexual act that can harm society or an individual is haram. What is harmful to the society is up to the society to say, but the bottom line, where Allah says enough is when lewdness becomes so grandeous it makes you or your society forget Him.