Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Nigeria: The ‘Jail All The Gays’ bill becomes Law

Nigeria just passed the crazy ‘Jail All The Gays’ law today.

This law is completely dangerous and if misused, could do a lot of harm.

Gay Star News reports:
Approved by Nigeria’s House of Representatives in a voice vote, the bill will be sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to sign into law. 
Under the bill the Senate passed in November 2011, openly gay people would be imprisoned whether or not they have sex. 
Anybody who knows somebody who is gay will have to tell the authorities or they could go to jail for five years. 
Any same-sex couple who got married would be punished by up to 14 years prison and 10 for anyone else involved in the ceremony. Even wedding guests could be jailed. 
And ‘any person who directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationships’ would also get a 10 year sentence.
This is unbelievable and highly dangerous for the LGBT community in Nigeria

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