Nigerian Senate BANNED Same Sex Marriage In Nigeria

Published On: December 18, 2013, 10:44 am
Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a harmonised Conference Committee report banning same sex marriage in Nigeria, a development that defies stiff western opposition to the ban.

Again, the Senate President, David Mark called on President Goodluck Jonathan to quickly sign the Bill into law.

Mark - “We have been under series of attack from different quarters. I think we believe in this Bill. The earlier we sign it into law, the better. We (Nigeria) have many shortcomings, we don’t one to add this one (same sex marriage) to it”

LEADERSHIP recalls that the Same Sex Bill, 2011 was passed by the Senate on Tuesday 29, November, 2011 and the House of Representatives on Tuesday 2, July 2013. However, some differences were noticed in the two versions of the Bill, as passed by the two Chambers. Consequently, a Conference Committee was constituted in the Senate on Tuesday 9 July 2013 to reconcile the areas of differences, which appeared essentially in five clauses of the Bill.

In detail the Bill passed by the Senate provides: a marriage contract or civil union entered into between persons of same sex by virtue a certificate issued by a foreign country shall be void in Nigeria.

Also, marriage or civil union entered into between persons of same sex shall not be solemnized in any place of worship either Church or Mosque or any other place whatsoever called in Nigeria.

-- ThoRam (m) at 18-12-2013 10:49AM
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-- chicco77 (f) at 18-12-2013 10:50AM
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 Cool Cool
-- dareper (m) at 18-12-2013 10:52AM
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Nice one
-- Noble12 (m) at 18-12-2013 10:53AM
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yup! nice approach......
-- Samadaji (m) at 18-12-2013 11:22AM
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i think they have made a nice decision there
-- emekaeneh (m) at 18-12-2013 11:29AM
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Yes o
Eneh say so via nokia 3310
-- blensey (m) at 18-12-2013 11:33AM
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This is one right step in the right direction for Nigeria.
-- bitterpenis (m) at 18-12-2013 11:53AM
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Nice one
-- sucre4u (m) at 18-12-2013 12:01PM
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Dats gud, so wat is d punishment 4 offenders.
-- Chylove247 (f) at 18-12-2013 12:14PM
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-- IDOKOO (m) at 18-12-2013 12:15PM
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Adam okpani David mark, thank u well well.
-- orekiata (f) at 18-12-2013 12:33PM
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Thank God.
-- kaizerchief (m) at 18-12-2013 12:34PM
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bravo Nigeria well done don t succumbs to westerners pressure
-- winace (f) at 18-12-2013 01:01PM
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D best thg they have done lately. Well done
-- HOPEA23 (f) at 18-12-2013 01:22PM
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Good....make obama go pack them come his country

-- Mindcare (m) at 18-12-2013 02:35PM
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Is this our problem in Nigeria? We know that it's a sacrilege which we can handle individually. Talking without action is useless, please we need actions rather than dialogue, besides laws in Nigeria are not for the rich but for the wretched poor people. Mtchewww!!!
-- 2bify (m) at 18-12-2013 02:36PM
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anybody wEy them catch, abeg make them do kill them for road oo, make them try bring them to face the law, SAY NO TO JUNGLE JUSTIC
-- 2bify (m) at 18-12-2013 02:39PM
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SAY NO TO JUNGLE JUSTIC,  but should it be against any of our politicians, (Nigerian politicians) then JUNGLE JUSTIC is allowed
-- miamivice (m) at 18-12-2013 02:46PM
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 hope Britain will not Bribe Jonathan and the House. Cos money is our God in Nigeria

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