Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Lend Your Voice to the Debate Teens: Are You in Support of the New Law in Nigeria that Criminalises Same-Sex Relationships?

President Goodluck Jonathan signed anti-gay bill into law on Monday
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, January 13, 2014 signed into law a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships thereby defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the United States.
The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly last May but President Jonathan has now signed it into law.
Some of the provisions of the law are:
"Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union commit an offence and are each liable on conviction to a term of 14 years in prison," 
"Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organizations or directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a term of 10 years in prison."
The news has sparked reactions on twitter under the hash tag #antigaybill. Lend your voice to the debate. Make your voice heard. What does the Nigerian teen think about this new law?

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