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Same sex marriage: rights group condemns Amnesty International reports on Nigeria

by Kunle Awosiyan

A leading Human Rights Organisation, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the National Assembly and other Rights Bodies to rise against recent attempt by the Amnesty International to attack and undermine Nigerian Cultural Values

HURIWA said the deliberate attack on the law passed by the National Assembly, prohibiting marriage between persons of the same sex in Nigeria by the Amnesty International amounts to attack on Nigeria’s Sovereignty

On January 7, 2014, Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill into law, which imposes a 10-year jail term on anyone who “registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organization” or “supports” the activities of such organizations.

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