This is so wrong. How do you criminalize people for loving the same sex?.
Nigerians Pass Bill To Outlaw Gay Marriage
According to Raw Story
Nigerian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill to outlaw gay marriage and crack down on gay rights, including criminalizing public displays of affection between same-sex couples.
The House of Representatives unanimously approved the bill which provides for jail terms of up to 14 years for gay marriage.
A gay rights bill has already been approved by the Senate but it was not immediately clear if the laws were identical.
If there are no differences between the two, the bill will now go to the president for his approval.
Under the bill, “persons that entered into a same-gender marriage or civil union contract commit an offence and are jointly liable on conviction to a term of 14 years imprisonment each.”
It also says “any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organizations or directly or indirectly makes a public show of same-sex amorous relationship commits an offense and shall be liable to a term of 10 years imprisonment.”
Beyond concerns about gay rights in Africa’s most populous nation, some have also questioned whether funding channeled through non-governmental organizations in Nigeria for AIDS treatment would be put in jeopardy by the bill.
It’s 2013 all this gay hating needs to stop. Do you think this bill is ridiculous?
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