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Nigerian Government Sued Over Anti-Gay Bill

By Igor Volsky  

"Nigerian Government Sued Over Anti-Gay Bill"


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“A lawyer is suing the Nigerian government over an anti-gay bill which, if passed, would put LGBT people at risk of violence and arrest,” Gay Star News reports. The measure, which has passed the Senate and is now being considered by the House, “punishes those in a same-sex partnership with 14 years’ imprisonment and anyone ‘aiding or abetting’ such unions with 10 years in prison.” The suit alleges that the measure violates the country’s constitution.

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