Nigeria lawmakers pass legislation banning gay marriage, setting prison sentences of up to 14 years

Washington Post
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May 31, 2013

Nigeria’s House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any “public show” of affection by a same-sex couple.

It was speculated in January of this year that gay marriage might be outlawed in Nigeria.

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