Tuesday July 14, 2015 – US Vows To Force Nigeria To Legalise Same Sex Marriage, Gay Union
The United States of America has vowed to pressure Nigeria until she accept to legalize gay marriage.
The God’s Own country, as she is fondly called recently legalized gay marriage in all her 50 states, a move that sparked global outrage.
Linda Thomas Greenfield, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs told journalists via a live web chat yesterday that America would continue to mount pressure on Nigeria and other countries to reverse their anti-gay laws.
In her words:
“As a government, it is one of the highest priorities and strongest values that discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation and gender identity is wrong. We believe human rights should be available to everybody.
“As a policy, we will continue to press the government of Nigeria as well as other governments who have provided legislation that discriminate against the LGBT community.”
“This is very much a work in progress, but I think you will agree with me that the law in Nigeria really went far in discriminating against this community but also people who associate with them.
“So we will continue to press the government, to press the legislature to change these laws and provide human rights for all Nigerian people regardless of their sexual orientation.”
“With what is happening in the US, you can determine how far we are willing to go. We strongly believe human rights for all people and we are particularly opposed to legislation that actually targets the gay community for discrimination. So we are prepared to push this as a policy not just in Africa but across the world,”.