FG reveals stand on same-sex marriage in Nigeria

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The Federal government has said that it would not accept same-sex marriage.

 

 

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the federation, Lateef Fagbemi, made the position of the government known while speaking at the 45th Universal Periodic Review in Geneva.

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He explained that same-sex marriage is inconsistent with the country’s domestic laws, adding that Nigerian laws are a reflection of the sentiment of the Nigerian people.

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The declaration is in tangent with a bill prohibiting same-sex marriage in Nigeria, which was signed into law during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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The law provides up to fourteen years imprisonment as well as fines for persons who may be found guilty of its provisions.

 

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