Nigerian Activists Rally Against Anti-Gay Bill In NYC
Yesterday LGBT advocates rallied outside the Nigerian Mission to the United Nations to oppose an anti-gay bill just passed by the Nigerian Senate that would criminalize same-sex unions and threaten other consequences.
Huffington Post reports, “The legislation, which could still be vetoed by the Nigerian president, would make it a punishable offense of up to 14-years in prison — for anybody to go to a gay bar, to work for or be involved with LGBT organizations, or to be in an openly gay relationship. Those found to be ‘aiding and abetting’ such a relationship (guests at a same-sex wedding celebration, for example) could be sentenced to ten years in prison.”
Read more here.