Nigerian Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill: Civil Society, Human Rights Defenders and others Call for its Immediate Withdrawal!
NIGERIA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS AND CSOs CONDEMN THE PASSAGE OF THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION BILL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CALL FOR ITS IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL
We, the undersigned human rights defenders, groups, individuals and civil society organizations hereby demand that the recent passage of the ‘Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill and other Related Matters’ by the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be rescinded. The provisions of the propose bill infringe upon the fundamental rights provisions of the Constitution.
On the 30th May 2013, the Nigeria House of Representatives passed the bill titled “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill’’. The Bill prohibits marriage between persons of same sex, criminalize organizations and persons who...
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