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Nigeria bans gay marriage

  • Nigeria has signed a law banning not only gay marriage but also public displays of homosexuality and gay organizations. 

    According to a copy received by the AP, President Goodluck Jonathan signed the legislature last Tuesday but the details came to light much later. 

    John Kerry expressed his views on the situation and said the United States was concerned by a law, which "dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians." According to the law, people who publicly show their same-sex relationship or form any gay organizations could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

    Moreover, marrying someone of the same sex would hold a 15-year prison sentence. 

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