The Joint House Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development Committee of the House of Representatives has approved a bill that may be the world's most comprehensive anti-gay legislation. The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act bans same-sex marriage, as well as gays from meeting, dancing and eating together, watching gay-themed movies, or reading any gay-themed book or website, such as Rod 2.0.
The committee vote was applauded by many within the Nigerian press. "This is one victory many Nigerians have been waiting for," reads an op-ed entitled 'The Defeat of the Homosexuals' in This Day, the well-read Nigerian journal. The writer described the bill as "a victory for Nigerian values and culture" over an alleged United Nations program that "threatened that any country that outlawed same-sex marriage would lose all financial assistance." The hateful diatribe ended with this suggestion to gays and lesbians:
Instead of campaigning for the legalization of “same-sex marriage”, they should channel their energies and resources to the development of our country. We have many problems in Nigeria; no electricity supply, no good roads, no pipe-borne water supply; no gainful employment. So, legalization of homosexuality is not our priority in Nigeria.
That's excellent advice. Why not try it yourself?
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The Defeat of the Homosexuals (This Day)
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