Nigeria officially passes ban on gay marriage


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The Independent Online

Lawmakers in Nigeria have passed a bill banning gay marriage, setting prison terms of up to 14 years.

Nigeria’s House of Representatives passed the bill in a voice vote. The Senate previously passed the bill in November 2011.

The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan.

It also criminalises registering gay clubs or organisations, as well as “public show of  same-sex amorous relationships”.