Nigeria's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Signed Into Law


Despite international condemnation of the proposed legislation, President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a ban on same-sex marriage.

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    This Day, 16 January 2014

    The European Union Commission (EUC) has expressed reservations at the signing into law of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act by President Goodluck Jonathan, noting that some ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Are Not Americans

    Vanguard, 16 January 2014

    There is no doubt about the greatness of the USA, if we are counting riches in terms of its military might, the sheer size of its, and its enormous wealth and vast global ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  EU Reacts to Nigeria's Ban On Same Sex Marriage

    Premium Times, 15 January 2014

    The European Union High Commission on Wednesday condemned the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Gay Law - We're Not Imposing Our Culture On Nigeria, Says EU

    Vanguard, 16 January 2014

    European Union Managing Director for Africa, Dr. Nicholas Westcott, has said the EU's stand on same sex marriage was not meant to impose any European morality or culture on ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Signs Bill Against Same-Sex Unions

    This Day, 14 January 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has assented to a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships in Nigeria, despite international pressure not to do so. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Council Hails Law on Same Sex Marriage

    Daily Trust, 15 January 2014

    The Da'awa Co-ordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) yesterday lauded the law on same sex marriage in Nigeria. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anti-LGBT Law Threatens Basic Rights

    Human Rights Watch, 14 January 2014

    The Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill signed into law on January 7, 2014, by President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria is a sweeping and dangerous piece of legislation, Human ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAN, ACF, Others Condemn U.S. Criticisms of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Vanguard, 15 January 2014

    Nigerians yesterday react ed angrily to US criticisms of the country over the anti-same sex bill signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, saying that Nigeria will ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anti-Gay Law Could Endanger HIV-Aids Programme, Warns Counselor

    This Day, 15 January 2014

    Following the signing into law the Bill Prohibiting Same-sex Marriage and Gay Practices, the police are said to be working on a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anti-Gay Law - Rugged Man, Joddie, Others React On Social Media

    Vanguard, 14 January 2014

    The Recently Signed Anti-gay bill by President Goodluck Jonathan has sent tongues wagging both in the local and foreign scene. An overwhelming percentage of Nigerians are happy ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerians Support Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition

    CAJ News Agency, 14 January 2014

    NIGERIANS welcomed the enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, which nonetheless received condemnation from the United States and other developed nations. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Secretly Signs Anti-Gay Bill

    Daily Trust, 14 January 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has secretly signed the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill 2011 into law. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria's President Signs Anti-Gay Law

    Deutsche Welle, 13 January 2014

    A ban on same-sex relationships, passed by Nigeria's parliament last year, has been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. US Secretary of State John Kerry has added his ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anti-Gay Law - Jonathan Draws Praises From Nigerians, Knocks From Abroad

    Premium Times, 13 January 2014

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assented to a bill outlawing gay relationships and same-sex marriage, effectively putting the legislation to use several months after it ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Deep Concern With Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    United States Department of State, 13 January 2014

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  • Nigeria:  Kerry On Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    United States Department of State, 13 January 2014

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  • Nigeria:  Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

    Voice of America, 13 January 2014

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a measure that bans same-sex marriage and membership in gay organizations. read more »

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