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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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.