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US Homosexual Lobby Group Pressure Nigeria’s President Not To Sign Anti-Gay Bill

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Nov 18, 2012 – US Homosexual Lobby Group Pressure Nigeria’s President Not To Sign Anti-Gay Bill

A gay support group in the United States, All Out, has started a global campaign to collect 100,000 signatures of sympathisers to mount pressure on Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan not to sign the impending law against homosexuals.

As at Saturday evening, the group has collected close to 70,000 signatures. But how these efforts will persuade President Jonathan not to sign the bill into law, remains to be seen.

The group claims to be working with partner organisations in Nigeria, such as Changing Attitude Nigeria, Improve Your Health Initiative, Initiative for Advancement of Humanity, International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health, Sexual Minorities Against AIDS in Nigeria, the Initiative for Equal Rights, Nigerian LGBTI’s in the Diaspora against Anti-Same Sex Laws.

The anti-gay bill, was first passed by the Senate on 29 November 2011.

The bill criminalises gay marriage and any same-sex “amorous relationship”, a major step in putting in place a law that has drawn widespread criticism in Western countries.

The Senate increased the punishment for gay marriage from the five years’ imprisonment originally proposed in the draft bill, to 14 years. The legislation must be passed by the House of Representatives and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan before it becomes law.

“Persons who entered into a same-sex marriage contract, or civil union commit an offence and are each liable on conviction to a term of 14 years in prison,” the bill says.

“Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisations or directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a term of 10 years in prison.”

The bill passed through the second reading at the House of Representatives last week, unanimously, drawing worldwide outrage by gay sympathisers.

A top US human rights official said he has not discussed with Nigerian politicians an anti-gay bill poised to pass Parliament.

Michael H. Posner, the Assistant of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, declined to comment directly on the pending legislation during a press conference at the US consulate in Lagos.

But, he says human rights issues must be addressed within societies and “it is very difficult, if not impossible, for (foreign) governments to force that change”. Source

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Victor Azuka

    November 18, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    Let de aprove it so we know those dat ar involved. Y ar dey bringing it de second tym, I tot it av been trown into dr trash can. This de end tym reader discreation is highly needed, Jesus is koming soon.

  2. SirFriday John M

    November 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    jesus is nt coming soon, he is coming SUDDENLY. Hw prepared are u if it is 2 happen in any time of 2day? Pls, Giv surenda your life 2 him.

  3. kenter

    November 18, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Sign it oh mr president

  4. Ify Leonard(Uniben)

    November 18, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Those people into this category should be met wt equal respect after all we all hv freedom of Social existence as contained in our Fundamental Human Right.Be it Gay or Lesbian,it is their level of advancement &i percieved no offense as far as our social right are concern.The way Nigerians are treatng d people in ds family is not d best idea b/c they hv their choice2choose d patner dt will favour their own personality.It will d4 b very sadonic&luggebrious if such Ant-Gay Bill should be passed because they all hv liberty2express their sexual preferences.Jonathan should d4 listen2other world leaders of France,USA,UK,etc and endaviour nt 2 deprive people their fundamental human right.We have other major issues confronting our gr8 nation &if such Bill is passed in favour of d status quo,then stake realized from d aid(US,FRANCE,UK.etc) could be channelled int2our capital project whch in turn wil create job opportunity for our roaring youth on the street.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

    • solomon ngbako

      April 22, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      your comment has the potential to be engaging, but next time try to write coherently so it is easier to read.

    • perema

      June 8, 2013 at 6:18 AM

      @ IFY, try to understand that these is not,USA,FRANCE,NOR UK,These is Nigeria,in the USA They prohibit any one addressed as HIS ROYAL MAJESTY,but in the UK and Nigeria Its accepted soo,,,If the Western World want all its citizens to engage in Guy marriage thats their CUP OF TEA but that madness should not be brought to Nigeria,secondly you talk about HUMAN RIGHT? do we really understand what the right of Human are? would there be any Human existence without GOD? or let say you dont believe in God,would there be any Human existence without A SUPER NATURAL FORCE? If NO,then can you state any of these God,Force that allow same sex marriege,right from the creation of the world if that force or gods not devilish? now when you say RIGHT I tell you its the right of some one who needs to care for somepersonal demands to go STEALLING or go KIDNAPPING or even go RITUALS,But why then do we presecute them for trying to meet with their right for food or leisure?,if you most know there have been series of REASERCH going on now and most of them have proved that guy is not an HOMON THING,If it is why would two identicle twins be born and 1 is a guy and another is not? when their DNA Shows that they have same blood line.My friend if you are not a GUY dont defend them so that the rought of GOD will not be on you,MAN WAS CREATED BY GOD AND GOD SAID HIS CREATION WAS PERFECT,EVEN YOU NOR AMERICANS NOR BRITISH CANT CHANGE THAT.even if they are pardoned if we see them on the streets of Niger i tell you we will skin them alive b4 they even get the 14 years proposed for them.
      Thank you.

    • DON-POKY (UNIJOS)

      July 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Mr. man, YOU MADE NO SENSE AT ALL,THESE RIGHTS THAT THE GAY ARE CLAIMING IS A DENIAL OF ANOTHER PEOPLE’S RIGHT (THE UNBORN CHILD),YOU PEOPLE ARE DENYING THEIR RIGHT OF EXISTENCE. JUST IMAGINE YOUR FATHER WAS A GAY…

  5. Eseroghene Timothy

    November 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    the western world should go and leave us NIGERIANS alone we were not born with it, we don't know anytin about it until d western world came even if our children who dnt know there background who were giving birth to in EUROP and AMERICAN does it, it's because dey know nothing about there culture and have never been to there mother land to learn about our tradition so dey should short up and come to learn about there culture and they will never support guy and lesbianism. dis is y d muslem says dat western education is evil now I knw.

  6. mulikatcardoso

    November 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    No same sex marriage in Nigeria culture,and Africans in general,no gay or lesben in Nigeria,put any person big or small in jali for sleeping with same sex,or let that person relocate to USA and European country that is allowed,finish not in Nigeria.

  7. Ejykewayne

    November 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    God make u neva let this kin tin happen tö naija ooo!.but my question is y u.s is interested in only naija?

  8. anthony

    November 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    For God sak, us or america can rule our country, the president have to act as a leader and stop dis by signing the bil

  9. Love Emmanuel

    November 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Believe you me, the enemies of the Cross will not succeed in Nigeria. America can not impose their backsliding on us.

    I pity them and their tomorrow.

    We will fight by all means and by prayers to see that all these rubbish will not succeed in our country. Those shameless girls in the pix carrying banners have no parents in Nigeria I am sure.

    They are not serious at ll

  10. on a good day

    November 18, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    my sister, freedom of expression does not mean lawlessness, we are not in suport of such lawless and demonic way of life hohaa…..pls gej sign it fast fast

  11. Elly chuks a.k.a Iron Money

    November 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Gays nd lesbians are evil bcos dey av no respect 4 God’s standards of marriage 4 gudnes sake, God didnt cre8 Adam nd Steve bt Adam nd Eve. So, Mr President, do tins in a Godly way.

    • bobbybobby

      November 19, 2012 at 5:31 AM

      GOD creat adam n eve he said go to the world and multiply,man to man will never ake this world to be multiply ,bible is against gay GOD is against gay ,go to bible book of LEVITICUS 20 CHAPTER 13 .it is an abomination big one.not only leviticus too vas n chpt,if u support gay u are against GOD ,cause gay is people of satan,satan is happy if u offend ALMIGHTY GOD,gay is evil ,simple,we dont need them is not a development

  12. prince young

    May 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    God will never allow dis to happen,it will make him not to be God.d devil is a looser and he and his agent will loose again.And for all dat support dis evil u are heading to hell,for d daz of Sodom and gomorah will be beta dan urs,d bible says there is a way dat seemeth right unto a man bt d end there of is destruction.

  13. christy

    July 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Remember what happen to Sodom & Gomorah

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