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IRIN Africa | West Africa | NIGERIA | NIGERIA: Government proposes law to ban same-sex marriage | Human Rights | News Items: "NIGERIA: Government proposes law to ban same-sex marriage
ABUJA, 20 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The Nigerian government has proposed a law to ban homosexual relations and same-sex marriage, in what the justice minister says is an attempt to avoid such practices spreading to the country from the West.
Justice Minister Bayo Ojo announced the draft law this week, saying it is in response to President Olusegun Obasanjo’s concern over homosexual relations and marriage encroaching on Africa’s most populous nation.
“Basically it is un-African to have a [sexual] relationship with the same sex. If you look at the holy books, the Bible and the Koran, it is prohibited,” Ojo told reporters on Wednesday.
The bill would make engaging in homosexual relations and entering into a same-sex marriage offences punishable by five years imprisonment. Priests or other clerics or anyone helping to arrange such a union would also be subject to a five-year jail sentence.
The proposed law would also ban movements for promoting gay rights, the justice minister said."