Monday, January 20, 2014

Another sign that Nigeria is far from democracy

Last week, Nigeria enacted a law whose most conspicuous parts read:  

"Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union commit an offence and are each liable on conviction to a term of 14 years in prison."

"Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisations or directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a term of 10 years in prison."

The law also makes it a criminal offense to advocate for gay rights as well.

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