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Not all marriages are entered into for the purpose of procreation. President Jonathan remained undeterred and signed the bill into law on January 7, The wall calendars and desk top calendars show pictures of our protest rallies outside Nigerian embassies in London and New York. David, a gay man from Ibadan, who is HIV positive but not receiving treatment, spoke about his strong discomfort being asked about his sex life, in light of the law:.
Every little helps, every voice counts. Christianity predominates in southern states and Islam in northern states. The research was conducted following extensive consultations with Nigeria-based LGBT activists and organizations. A representative of a human rights organization in Nigeria told Human Rights Watch that there is also no space for robust public debate about the impact of the law.
Punishments are severe, ranging from 10 to 14 years in prison. At the hospital, we could not tell them what happened to us, because if they knew, we would not be treated. Additional production assistance was provided by Fitzroy Hepkins and Jose Martinez. But his spokesman, Reuben Abati, told the AP on Monday night, "This is a law that is in line with the people's cultural and religious inclination.
Nigerians are pleased with it. We were held at a police station. The few Nigerian gays and human rights activists who tried to give evidence last year during the debate in the House of Assembly were heckled and booed until one broke into tears and another could not be heard.