Sunday, December 22, 2013
The national legislature of Nigeria has passed new lew legislation that purports to ban same-sex marriage. But reports about the legislation state that it would do much more than that: it would, if signed into law by Nigeria's President, be one of the harshest anti-gay laws in the world. Even holding hands in public may be punishable by five years in prison, and failing to report someone who is gay would also be illegal. Human rights activists and international law advocates around the world express shock as they are learning about the legislation. Click here to read more.