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Nigeria: Senate Passes Ban on Marriage Equality, Pro-Gay Groups

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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Following hard on the heels of Uganda’s new anti-gay law, Nigeria has just banned gay marriage and LGBT groups in the country.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed a harsh anti-gay bill banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. The Senate in Abuja unanimously adopted a harmonized final version of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill of the House of Representatives and Senate. The bill makes it illegal to register gay clubs or organizations, “promote gay marriage or behavior,” “witness or aid gay marriage” and criminalizes the “public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly.” Those who violate those laws would face 10-year imprisonment as well.

It’s important to remember that US “Christians” like Scott Lively went to Africa over the last two years to stir up homophobia and push for laws like this. Lively is now running for Governor of Massachusetts. It’s sad to see these countries, in thinking that they are rebelling against the “colonial sin” of homosexuality, actually allowing colonial powers to lead them around by the nose.

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USA, California: Prison Officials Say Gay, Lesbian Inmates Can Marry

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

California MapCalifornia prison officials say they will allow prisoners in same sex relaitonships to marry.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Michael Stainer, director of the adult institutions division for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, issued a memo on Friday stating that the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriages legal again in the state in June also applies to prisoners. But Stainer says gay or bisexual inmates will only be allowed to marry same-sex partners who are not incarcerated and only during prison ceremonies. He says marriages between two prisoners would raise too many security concerns.

So jailhouse romances do not qualify… you have to wonder if that’s because of the threat of coercion among inmates?

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NY: Gay Couple Marries in Prison

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Gay Couple Marries in PrisonLast spring New York legalized same-sex marriage, which allowed thousands of gay and lesbian couples finally to tie the knot. Earlier this week, in another landmark event, an inmate at the Auburn Correctional Facility and his boyfriend became the state’s first gay couple to marry in a prison, the Auburn Pub reported in a Dec. 13 article.

Inmate Ronald Cook, 31, married Marc Rodriguez, a former Auburn inmate, in a civil ceremony. The couple has been together since 2002 when they first met in the Auburn prison, which is located in the small city of Auburn, N.Y., the capital of Cayuga County, an isolated area Upstate. The closest cities are Rochester and Buffalo.

“(Cook) was the water porter in our company,” Rodriguez told the newspaper. “I said something smart to him because he didn’t give me any water. He said, ‘Did you just say something smart to me?’ And we’ve been best friends ever since.”

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