New Bill prohibiting same-sex marriage placed before Nigerian Parliament

Senator Domingo Alaba Obende

For the third time in five years the Nigerian parliament is considering a law seeking to prohibit same sex marriage after a new bill was presented to the House. The Nigerian Vanguard newspaper reported on Wednesday September 28, 2011, “The bill had its second reading yesterday September 27, just as senators described the act as […]

Nigerian proposed law on same sex marriage limits freedom and human rights

 (This unattributed article about the same-sex marriage bill in Nigeria was published by Behind the Mask on 29 July 2011) Fundamental human rights are interrelated and interdependent. Discrimination against anyone on the basis of perceived or real sexual orientation, gender expression and identity is a core violation of human rights. The limit of freedom to […]