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Nigeria Banned Same Sex, Gay Marriage: President Jonathan Signs Bill Into Law

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Nigeria Banned Same Sex, Gay Marriage: President Jonathan Signs Bill Into Law

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January 13, 2014 – Nigeria Banned Same Sex, Gay Marriage: President Jonathan Signs Bill Into Law

Effective today, the Federal Government of Nigeria has banned same sex union, marriage.

According to President Jonathan’s spokesperson, the bill prohibiting homosexualism has been passed into law.

“I can confirm that the president has signed the bill into law,” Reuben Abati told AFP

Abati said Jonathan signed off on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 because it was consistent with the attitudes of most people towards homosexuality in Nigeria.

“More than 90 percent of Nigerians are opposed to same sex marriage. So, the law is in line with our cultural and religious beliefs as a people,”.

“And I think that this law is made for a people and what (the) government has done is consistent with the preference of its environment.” – Reuben Abati added

A gay right group, Amnesty Int’l has condemned President Jonathan for signing the bill into law. They urged the President to reject the bill because it’s discriminatory to Nigeria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Under the terms of the law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or civil union can be sentenced to 14 years in prison while any such partnerships entered into abroad are deemed “void”.

It also warns that anyone who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisations or who directly or indirectly makes a public show of a same-sex relationship will break the law.

Punishment is up to 10 years in prison, it adds.

“Only a marriage contract between a man and a woman shall be recognised as valid in Nigeria,” the law states.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Gordon

    January 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    This is a bold move on behalf of africa at large. I’m not a Nigerian but I support any thing to eradicate this evil lifestyle

  2. Jairu taiwo

    January 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Good one GEJ… U deserve to be relected for this. pls let us get rid of this borrowed culture homosexualism is unafrican

  3. cubic'3

    January 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    it was a total foolish thing 2 even think of.

  4. Daniel Chukwuemeka

    January 13, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Bold step in the right direction.
    I now encourage our leaders to try and curb unemployment, ghost workers and corruption.
    Thumb’s up for our leaders *Presidency and National Assembly.

  5. iron bar

    January 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    a great move mr president..gather the same energy to move this country forward economically and otherwise.we are tired of mental slavery and crazy life of western world

  6. sam

    January 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Thnk u mr president.God wl hlp u and ur cabinate 2 resist d presure dat is against dis ur wlcomed action.We ar nt animals and above all,d wl of God almighty must prevail.The next step, is 2 legislate same law agaist those dat ar acting gay cos we ned total eradication of dis virus.Thnk u mr president.U ar nt alone, God is wit u.

  7. Gentle

    January 14, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Yes, mr president this is d time of discipline, be careful for ur people (pdp) will shun you, only be strong and very courageous says the LORD.

  8. mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

    January 14, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    THIS IS THE TIME TO LEARN TO MAKE OUR OWN DECISION , INSTEAD OF TAKING DECISION FROM THIS SO CALLED CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES WHO WERE EVIL MASQUERADE, SOME THESE SO CALLED HOLLY CITIES ARE FULL OF GAY , AND THE BISHOP , PRIEST ARE ALL INTO GAY .

    THEY HAVE TURNED A LOT OF AFRICANS ABROAD TO BE GAY AND LESBIAN , ONE OF MY NEIGHBOUR WHO WAS A LEASBIAN PAY AS YOU GO GIRL ,TOLD ME THAT I CAN GET UP TO £2,0000 AN HOUR SEX SECTION WITH LESBIAN AND GAY MILLIONARE.

    I TOLD HER , I WILL NEVER BE A LESBIAN , AND SHE SAID OK, COUNTINUE DOING YOUR EARLY MORNING CLEANING. OR GO TO WASH OLD PEOPLE COMMODE, WHERE THEY WILL PAY YOU £6 AN HOUR.

    • hess

      January 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      abusive comment removed by author

  9. kelechi ikeh

    January 14, 2014 at 3:35 AM

    Yes I love that ,Bravo mr president you have just signed into law our minds. we don’t need that madness here. We are a people that fear and respect God for male and female made he(GOD) them.we shall not join the numbers heading to distruction. So shall it be

  10. Etini Albert

    January 14, 2014 at 4:18 AM

    This is a reputable move by our president, more grease to ur elbows. Pls tell our multi-national companies that the requisition of 10-15yrs experience from our fresh graduates is very uncalled for! Let d senate members also luk into ds matter,,,. Where are we going to gather d required experiences if they don’t employ us? Invarably they’re not ready to recruit ppl… Tackle unemployment for us!!

  11. sammy

    January 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

    Sagacious decision mr. President

  12. Desaia

    January 14, 2014 at 7:03 AM

    politicians and their Tactis on
    ppls mind
    this issue has been tacled since
    2011-2012 dat senate went along
    way threanening impeachment
    on president if he dare approves it
    David mark was ready to fight
    goodluck for it bc our president
    is once in support of dat evil gay
    now it quater to election and dat
    evil man want to creat an impresion to look like he is after
    ppls heart there by making us to forget one point five billion naire
    he just used to buy another Jet
    dis jenuary while ppl are on d
    street crying for hunger
    i can already see some ppl pledging their loyalty for him again bc of dis pranck he is playing on me and u
    gay isue has been treated long
    tym ago and should’nt be an impresion any tym it is re agendared
    Nigerians are suffering
    cant u see?
    We need a change and deception

    • iron

      January 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      u cant comprehend or what?was passed long ago but wont become effective till he signs it into law which he just did..always criticizing

  13. Ikegod

    January 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    All comentators here hv said my mind. Glory b 2 God. Morso, can som1 tel me y white ppl lik 2 presuriz africans 2 do d evils dey do, infat USA remains d most folish nd moraly corupt country so fa as am concern.

  14. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi KINI IWO NFE

    January 14, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    hear the word of GOD,”thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination,Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.” Read Leviticus 18 :22 – 30

    Its time for prayer again, Father in jesus name, Let our Land here in Nigeria be holy and forgives all our sins in this land Nigeria in jesus name(AMEN). * 08038433483 #

  15. Igoche Godwin

    January 14, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Dis wat we Nigerians hv b waiting for.Thank God u speak Nigerians mind,long live president long live Nigeria

  16. eva

    January 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    leviticus 20 verse 13. dat is all i can say. bravo uncle joe

  17. parrot

    January 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    abeg oga presido top d jail term 2 30yrs n d ad 2 15yrs…anyways nice muv by u

  18. parrot

    January 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    oh nd also d trasgenders, dia own shuld be double dat punish, hw cn u cm out n say dat u r nt feeling lyke a man nd u change ur self to a woman? u d craze? n who go even marry u?

  19. KEVIN

    January 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I HATE GAYS. DISGUSTING PEOPLE WHO ARE USED BY SATAN.

  20. James Brown

    January 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    For the first time Nigerian Govt has done the wish of the people. What does this Western Countries think they are? Do they want to say God is stupid to have created MAN AND WOMAN WITH THE COMMAND TO MARRY each other for the purpose of Re-procreation? Every satanic Agenda from USA,EUROPE or else where under the Guise of Human right of and kind must be destroyed in JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.

    Very soon you hear that they ” WESTERN COUNTRIES” are withdrawing there Humanitarian Support, Nigerian don’t need them. QED

  21. diamond babe

    January 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    I Hate gays, they ar disgusting

  22. red

    January 14, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Wonders shall never end,so people living in Nigeria where reproduction is the very foundation for marriage considered voting on such bill,we are the best when it comes to emulating evil deals,I must belong without understanding the facts and depth of such matter plays the major role in such stupidity.Even with such heavy punishments,I won’t be surprise to hear some people were caught committing such crime.That’s a good move Mr Goodluck.if only Nigeria police will follow the law to the last order without setting such people free on bail.

  23. NDAGS

    January 15, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    HOW IN DA HELL CAN A MAN FINDS LOVE IN ANOTHER MAN’S ASS, I MEAN THATS SO EVIL. OGA AT DE TOP THANK U FOR NOT IMPLIMENTING THIS BULLSHIT

  24. I hate gays

    January 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    That’s cool mr presido I hail u on dat

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