by Oke Efagene
A lot has been said concerning the new Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in Nigeria, which has drawn the attention of many internationally.
Vladmir Duthier of CNN, recently interviewed an openly gay Nigerian woman who was simply identified as Ade, who shared her views and worries over the new law.
In her words, “There are many people living in fear on a day-to-day basis, and with a lot of pain.”
Also speaking on the issue, an activist for the Initiative of Equal Rights, Michael Akanji, said “The constitution says you cannot discriminate anybody based on sex, so why make a law that discriminates people based on their sexual orientation?”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has also condemned the anti-gay law, calling it ‘draconian’.
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