The EU should pressure Nigeria over this. The legislation has passed the legislature by voice vote and now goes to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign. His office could not be reached for comment according to "The Guardian".
Not only does the law outlaw homosexual acts, but also public direct and indirect displays of homosexual affections, with up to 14 years in prison.
It was claimed recently on this forum that €600 million in remittances is sent to Nigeria each year. Collectively the EU and the US could exert massive pressure on the government not to sign this into law.
The law also imposes up to 10 years imprisonment for witnessing a gay marriage.Associated Press= ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders......Other additions to the bill include making it illegal to register gay clubs or organizations, as well as criminalizing the "public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly." Those who violate those laws would face 10-year imprisonment as well.
The poisonous role of American Evangelicals in promoting gaybaiting in the Third World is to be condemned.