President Jonathan yesterday Monday Jan. 13th
reportedly signed a bill that criminalizes same-sex
relationships and gay rights groups in Nigeria. The bill
contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison.
Some people feel making this into law can get people
unjustly killed or jailed and there are those who feel
that Nigerians should be worried now because this is
a homophobic country. And in all sincerity I am also
worried. I hope incidences like Aluu4 doesn’t become
rampant. People who are mistaken to be gay can get
lynched by a mob because our government has
officially made it a crime. You know how we like to
take laws in our own hands and enforce jungle justice.
Hopefully this doesn’t happen.
What’s your take on the new anti-gay law? What do you think of it? Is it right? Or is it a violation of the rights of those people who are gay? Do you feel that the parliament should remove focus on that topic and focus on other matters? Or should the country cave in to the pressure from the USA and leave these people alone?
Peace to the world,