News that Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," also known as the "Jail the Gays Bill" broke yesterday, and the US State Department has now spoken out against the bill as a violation of Nigerian people's basic rights.
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In addition to the recent "Bridgegate," he vetoed a bill today that would have allowed transgender residents of New Jersey to receive updated birth certificates accurately reflecting their gender identity, rather than their assigned gender.
Roger Jean-Claude Mbede of Cameroon died after being released from prison. In 2011, Mbede got sentenced to 3 years in prison after sending a text message saying "I'm very much in love with you” to another man.
Nigeria's president has signed the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," providing sentences of 14 years in prison for same-sex couples and 10-year sentence for anyone that participates in a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple or offers public support for LGBT people.