Nigeria House approves bill criminalizing same-sex marriage Lauren Laing at 1:15 PM ET
[JURIST] The Nigerian House of Representatives [official website] on Thursday approved a bill making same-sex marriage a crime punishable by a maximum of 14 years in prison. Further, any person who witnesses, aids, or abets same-sex marriages; operates gay organizations; or engages in same-sex public displays of affection could be punished by up to 10 years in jail. The bill mirrors a bill approved by the Senate in November 2011 [JURIST report]. The bill was immediately sent to President Goodluck Jonathan [official profile] and awaits his signature.
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