Nigeria Outlaws Membership in Gay Rights Groups

Reuters reports; the law apparently provides that,

Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organizations 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 law also “contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage,” though “[u]nder existing Nigerian federal law, sodomy is [already] punishable by jail.” For a similar recent incident, see the report on this Uganda bill, which was passed by parliament and is now before the president for signature. Appalling.

Thanks to Robert Dittmer for the pointer.

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