Nigeria: Citizens join their govt in warding off same sex marriage
After the Nigerian Senate passed a law making same sex marriage illegal, Britain has threatened to cut assistance to the country.
The senate’s law, which makes it a crime for a man to marry a man, and a woman to marry a woman, is being widely welcomed by Nigerians.
“They can go to hell, we are a sovereign nation. Our domestic law is intertwined with our cultural laws. It’s a sin. It is a sin against Islam, it is a sin against Christianity and a sin against our culture. We have no business taking grant from Britain in the first place,” a Nigeria man told West Africa Democracy Radio in Abuja over the weekend.
But the gay and lesbian community in Africa’s most popular nation has strongly criticized the new law which criminalizes same sex marriage, saying that it will Nigeria no longer be conducive for them.
The Nigerian parliament has at the same time said the country would not accept any attempt by Britain or any other country to impose same sex marriage on the Nigerian society.
For further details on the continuing debate over criminalizing same sex marriage in Nigeria, Frank Sainworla interviews WADR’s Abuja Correspondent Martins Martins.
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