Liberia Now Considering Two Anti-Gay Bills

Posted on

"Liberia Now Considering Two Anti-Gay Bills"

In addition to the “Kill the Gays” bill proposed by former First Lady Jewel Howard Taylor, Liberia’s legislature is now considering a second bill introduced by Rep. Clarence Massaquoi that would criminalize homosexuality. While the new bill does not allow for the death penalty, it can apply to anyone who “seduces, encourages, (or) promotes another person of the same gender to engage in sexual activities,” with punishment of up to five years imprisonment.

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.