Nigerians protest yet another anti-gay law in their country

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Nigerians protest yet another anti-gay law in their country

Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:59 pm

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed a law that makes gay marriage in Nigeria punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Activists say the law will have disastrous consequences for the gay community and beyond. Political analysts say the popular law will be a gain for the president, whose ruling party is going through severe internal struggles ahead of the 2015 elections.

On Monday morning, it was illegal to be gay in Nigeria. By Monday night, gay marriage had become illegal, along with being a member of a gay organization - a crime that could mean up to 10 years in prison.

Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike is a rights activist and one of the few people in Nigeria who has spoken out against the law. He said the law may be intended to target gays, but it may harm others as well.

http://www.voanews.com/content/activists-say-nigeria-anti-gay-law-will-harm-all-nigerians/1829922.html

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