Nigeria: 92% Support Criminalization of Same-Sex Weddings

Written by scott on June 21st, 2013

titleIn a depressing new poll out of Nigeria, a huge percentage support a proposed bill that would criminalize same-sex couples who try to get married. Pink News reports:

A new poll has found that 92% of Nigerians are in support of a proposed bill to make same-sex marriages punishable with 14 year prison sentences. Back in May, a bill to further criminalise same-sex marriages in Nigeria with prison terms of up to 14 years was passed by lawmakers in the country’s Parliament. Same-sex relationships are already illegal in Nigeria and the new law means gay couples entering into either marriage or cohabitation could face 14 years each in prison. The bill also states that “any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisations directly or indirectly, makes a public show of a same-sex amorous relationship commits an offence and shall be liable to a term of 10 years imprisonment.”

Can you imagine living in a country where simply trying to get married could land you in jail for 14 years?


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