Jul 20th, 2013
Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthArica Nigerian authorities has stated it’s under pressure from the global community to approve and sign the Gay and lesbian Rights Bill into law in Nigeria. Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, mentioned that in Abuja on Friday in an inter...
Jul 18th, 2013
LONDON — The French like to make fun of the British, joking about their repressed ways in matters of the heart. But when it came time to debate same-sex marriage, it was France that betrayed a deeply conservative streak in sometimes violent protests — while the British showed themselves to be modern ...
Jun 24th, 2013
This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 2013, by the Nigerian House of Representatives places President Goodluck Jonathan in a tricky position. No...
Jan 8th, 2013
THE pressure is both surreptitious and overt. It is all aimed at scuttling at birth a law banning same-sex marriage in the country. The international community and human rights activists are at the campaign for Nigeria to reconsider any plan to enact the law. But Senate President David Mark has stirr...