Nigerian Lawmaker Advances Anti-Gay Legislation, Compares Marriage Equality To ‘Terrorism’

Lawmakers in Nigeria are advancing legislation to further criminalize gay behavior, for which Nigerians already face up to 14 years in prison, Pink News is reporting. The new measure has passed second reading and seeks to outlaw same-sex marriage in a country where such unions are not recognized. Its sponsor, Senator Domingo Obende, claims that “Same sex marriage is spreading and spreading round the whole world just like pornography and terrorism which has become the order of the day if not arrested on time.” A public hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 31.