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

Washington Post
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.