Reports that Nigerian Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill 2011 will be voted today

Yesterday evening, Uche Sam, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, alerted me that the Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill is to be voted on today. This morning, Davis Mac-Iyalla reported the same news.

A report from Nigeria posted later said the bill was submitted to the senate yesterday after review by the committee but there has been no information about it being voted on today. The report said the senators are fast tracking the bill and trying very hard to catch everyone by surprise. He said it is scary and unsafe to say there might not be a vote today, and his ears are wide open to see what happens.

I don’t know the legislative process in Nigeria, and what the implications of a yes or no vote today would be. Perhaps someone with better knowledge of the process of a bill through the Nigerian legislature can enlighten us.

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