Nigerian Senate Forbids Homosexual Activity

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
12/05/2011
       
Nigerian Senate Forbids Homosexual Activity

Things just got a little bit tougher for homosexuals in Nigeria. The African nation’s Senate has made homosexual activity punishable by more than a dozen years in prison.  And those who try to sanctify alimentary antics with wedding vows will get a decade.

A prison in Nigeria, which is 50 percent Muslims, 40 percent Christian, and 10 percent other, is not a place one wants to be, as Amnesty International (AI) has reported, which might be one reason the news has upset leftists everywhere, from AI to the enraged British. The latter seem more worried about “homophobia” in Nigeria than the anti-homosexual hatred, courtesy of the country’s Muslims, in downtown London.

 

Things just got a little bit tougher for homosexuals in Nigeria. The African nation’s Senate has made homosexual activity punishable by more than a dozen years in prison.  And those who try to sanctify alimentary antics with wedding vows will get a decade.

A prison in Nigeria, which is 50 percent Muslims, 40 percent Christian, and 10 percent other, is not a place one wants to be, as Amnesty International (AI) has reported, which might be one reason the news has upset leftists everywhere, from AI to the enraged British. The latter seem more worried about “homophobia” in Nigeria than the anti-homosexual hatred, courtesy of the country’s Muslims, in downtown London.

No Gay Marriage for Us
The bill passed earlier this week, and it awaits passage by the country’s House of Representatives and a signature from its President, the fortuitously monikered Goodluck Jonathan.

The penalties in the bill and comments from legislators make one thing clear. Nigerians don’t much cotton to the Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name.

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Photo: Goodluck Jonathan

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