Nigeria Senate Approves Anti-gay Marriage Bill-AP

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria's Senate has passed a bill banning gay marriage in Africa's most populous nation, where gays and lesbians already face abuse and discrimination.

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the bill. It was not immediately clear if it would then go to Nigeria's House of Representatives or to President Goodluck Jonathan for his approval.

Under the measure, couples who marry could face up to 14 years in jail, and witnesses or anyone who helps couples marry could be sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

The proposed law also has drawn the interest of European Union countries.

The British government also recently threatened to cut aid to African countries that violate the rights of gays and lesbians.

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What de Whitman needs to know.

I think the British governments need to understand that Nigeria is a multicultural country with diffrent believes, for them to say they will stop the supply of aids to Nigerians is a big disrespect to Nigerians and the country. You cannot force your ideas into people. We as a country will not accept such an act that is disapproved by God. Some time things like this makes me to think if the white man that brought Christianity to us the bible that say gay/lasben is wrong why are they saying now that is ok for the society. Africa as a continent should start thinking of breaking from the white man's ways of lives and let us with this spirit of oneness build our country Nigeria. I want to say well done to our senators for a good job, we can still with this spirit of agreement fight against bad governance and improve the life of our people.The white man has not change at all. Fellow Nigerians wake up from your sleep and let us build our country Nigeria.

This is an important issue

This is an important issue also...if we cannt stop corruption,maybe we dont need homosexuality bein added to our list of wrongdoings....thank you

God loves the people bt

God loves the people bt clearly condemns the act of homosexuality...we do nt claim to be godly bt dnt want this act to be part of our history of unglodliness..thank you

Foolishness

So this thing wey woman dey sweet like horny na him man go dey reason gay.... Na curse if you dont know, homosexual is a curse.

I agree with u David Nice

God rule us with a very solid love, unless both gays and non gays would be wipe out, Nigeria is known as a country that lack citizen right,

@FiReClOuD OfGod -Who is really moral? Gays, Senators or Gay Sen

'If homosexuals and Lesbians are given 14 years, how many years will they give for those criminal minded Senators involved in occultism, wide scale and mind boggling corruption and electoral malpractices that deprive us of our rights to chose men of honor and morality to represent us?'

'Who is really moral? Gays, Senators or Gay Senators?

You are quite right. Why select to punish Gays only when we know that ensconced in this citadel is a harem of Pedophiliacs,Kleptomaniacs and masochists who deserve even greater punishment!

Evil

The British should keep their aid of whatever they have; we Nigeria and Africans have been living on sanction all our life. We Nigerians live by tradition which our ancestors pass to us. Why would you want to change our tradition by force, is this second colonialism or what? Africans have really surfer in the hands of Arabians and westerns, their religion have caused us more harm than good.
Gay , Like the white man claim is a sexual orientation , but is a lie , gay is sexual disease and not an orientation and is contagious , a gay is like someone born daft or dumb , which is always part of satanic practice in most secret society in the western and Arabic world.

SANITIZATION

"MORE TROUBLE TO NIGERIA AS THE BILL WILL AFFECT ALL CITIZEN," IS A WRONG STATEMENT. WHAT IS THE TROUBLE? THE BILL IS TO BRING HEALING TO NIGERIA AND SAVE HER FUTURE, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

It is unfortunate that the

It is unfortunate that the issue of the New World Order u mentioned is not known to many people, especially in this part of africa.
There is a lot more going on around us more than our people are aware of. Just wished everyone could stand to defend ourselves, if only we could use the so many helps God has granted to fight these evil people(s) around us.

Totally Sick

1. I dont know why people fool themselves that they were created GAY!! That is rubbish!! God Made Adam and Eve from the beginning and equipped their bodies with their anatomy. The man he gave his penis, to the woman, he adorned with attractive breasts, womb and Vagina. The penis is meant to go into the Vagina for pleasure and procreation! SIMPLE!! God didn't create fake sex toys, and if there is no innate nature unknowingly guiding gays where do their lesbians search for fake market Penis?? and to the gay men, the anus is for fecal excretion!!
2...And, by the time you gays are all done with your same sex marriage wharrever, dont bring in innocent children into the picture through adoption or whatever way you all deem fit...I am visualizing a scenario of two gay men having a family with 3 children(2boys and a girl)Not funny!!!

Sufferin from PREMATURE

Sufferin from PREMATURE EJACULATION??? Then, you have got to visit...
WWW . STOPEJA . WAPKA . MOBI

@david nice, Jesus preaches love, not men marrying men.(2)

If it is an issue of rights and we do not put a stop to this non sense, you may as well argue why should men not be allowed to marry monkeys, donkeys or dogs!

I agree, there are so many important bills that these idle Senators should be pursuing that is more likely to benefit millions of Nigerians instead of diverting our energy to this fringe issue.

If homosexuals and Lesbians are given 14 years, how many years will they give for those criminal minded Senators involved in occultism, wide scale and mind boggling corruption and electoral malpractices that deprive us of our rights to chose men of honor and morality to represent us?

Who is really moral? Gays, Senators or Gay Senators?

@david Nice, Jesus preaches love, not men marrying men! (1)

@david Nice said "JESUS PREACHES LOVE AND TOLERANCE IN ALL HIS WAYS, EVEN TO THE GAYS AND LESBIANS."
That is true that he preaches love. He did not mention men marrying each other. In fact that was why in Genesis 19:24-28 he destroyed those who refused to obey the basic laws of nature.
"Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of Heaven; and he overthrew those cities and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities ... [Abraham] looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace."

gay in Nigeria

To hell with Britain and there aid if only what they can offer is gay.I'm happy that our senators have not forgotten our norms and ethics.God hates gay,Africans hates gay.let say no to same sex marriage."The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain"thanks David mark and co. God bless Nigeria

AY Soc, True to type, you

AY Soc,
True to type, you indeed suck. Read the article again and read your stupid response and see how asinine you sound. Puke.

I wish Jonathan had a harem of good concubines and a nubile daughter-in-law like his godfather who could grab contracts, then I would like to see your reaction. I am sure if rumors have it that Jonathan has slept with another woman and given her lucrative contracts the Yorubas will demand amputation of his right hand. No argument that he is a Christian would stop them from amputating him.

exposing the lies of our senate and the two religions.

we Nigerians claims to be so Godly, evil free society, i can see all the posting, it seems you guys need to go back and read your bible very well. because you all are being fool, deep in your heart you guys know that God hate no one even the innocent Nigerians you guys are calling names. when you look at the two side of human sexuality, it would always be homosexuality and heterosexuality.

MORE TROUBLE FOR NIGERIA AS THE BILL WILL AFFECT ALL CITIZEN.

EVERY BODY SEEMS TO CONDEMN HOMOSEXUALITY WITHOUT READING FROM THE BIBLE, THE WORD OF GOD IS FULL OF HUMAN RIGHT, AS THE BIBLE SAYS, AND GOD GAVE THEM UP TO THEIR OWN RIGHT WITHOUT JUDGEMENT, BUT TO THEIR OWN ERROR WHICH ONLY GOD HIMSELF KNOW WHY.

SO AS I SEE THE WHOLE THING, GAYS WOULD NOT SUFFER MORE FOR GOD LOVE ALL HIS CREATIONS, BUT WE STRAIGHTS WILL, BECAUSE WE DON'T PREACH LOVE BUT HATRED, USING CULTURE AND THE VERY WORD THAT IS BASELESS IN GOD'S EARS. JESUS PREACHES LOVE AND TOLERANCE IN ALL HIS WAYS, EVEN TO THE GAYS AND LESBIANS.

all had been said and done, be wise

the bill did not talk about gay life, but same sex marriage so why do every body think gays and lesbians will face any trouble living their lives.

SO MANY LIES IN GOD'S NAME AND IN THE NIGERIA CULTURE

Absorb this comment and be wise, any country who uses culture and religious right to oppress her citizen always remain poor, even in the land of plenty. for justice is of God not man.

GOD WILL DEFEND NIGERIA

This is one of those occasion where we should all rally behind our leaders for doing what is godly and ethical right. The world that have chosen to fight God who aided and blessed them can keep their aids to Nigeria if the aid will be given on the auspies of us embracing a destructive lifestyle. Some AIDS are destructive and can kill you. This act of unflinching godliness will exault Nigeria and will yet rise again like before the 80s when 1 dollar was about 38 kobo. Ever since the west have been aiding Africa as a continent what good has come of it. If God does not assist a nation, no assistance will surfice. Every lifting up is from God. Nigeria has broken the backbone of backwrdness by standing alone for what is right.

Gay Marriage

I Agree with you sir. This is truly the breaking through into a new era without colonial confusion into our body polity. The problem world wide and from the day of sodom and Gomorrah has been perpetuated by the liberal world who continues to deny and defy the godly principles as ordered by God. God is about to turn days of mourning into dancing in Nigeria. Our prayers to our leaders who has refused to be surpressed by any form of aids. Some AIDS can be very destructive. But with GOD sanity and wealth is possible again in Nigeria, just as it was before the 80s when 1 dollar was about 38 kobo. More faith to our leaders.

aids !

British Govt's aid ? When it's still struggling to getting solutions to its debt and econmic crises ? It must be a joke. The mess they are here in Britain is much deeper than thinking of providing financial aids. I am absolutely sure the so call aids is an investment with bountiful returns. Peep open ur eyes, I now understand the reason for its active role in Libya.

Gay Marrage

they should just go to hell with their aid that will bring cause to nigera we do nt want any more problem again we av enough.

gay marriage

Mr anonymous should know that giving birth to children is not from man with man but from man with woman,so our senators for once has done a good job.

National Assembly of Thieves

It has come to the issue of sex the national assembly of thieves have suddenly found their sense of morality.

D Mark vs D Cameroon

David Mark vs David Cameroon! Who wins and who loses?

GEJ is also a gay, while Patience remains lesbian. If not, how many children have they?

David Mark vs David Cameroon! Who wins and who loses?

David Mark vs David Cameroon! Who wins and who loses?

GEJ is also a gay, while Patience remains lesbian. If not, how many children have they?

God is perfect in the way he

God is perfect in the way he created man and woman. The male genitalia is shaped in a way that it fits into that of the female female during intercourse and that is the process that leads to reproduction also. Those who are involved in homosexuality are dysfunctional people.The holy books speak against such acts and the African society frown at it also. But if anyone is engaged in the act of homosexuality, let that be his/her problem. The senator that was asking for capital punishment for homosexuality went too far.

senate, there are good things to delibrate on not HOMOSEXUALITY

it's a shame that Nigeria senate don't have what to deliberate on.gay is not an issue to put to vote at all cos homosexuality is evil. gay's, if your parents were gay's would u have been born to thing earth for u to be gay today?,the frontier's of this bill should be publish on paper and be exposed.habah, stave no get business with ADAM at all.

This is Derangement

I can see mister Egoigwe or whatever delusional name he possesses, does not even know what he is really saying with some of hiss choice words and statements. This is a serious moral issue, which shud never be treated with a lukewarm attitude. It's obnoxious and abnorminable