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Nigerian "jail the gays" law


Dame_Enda

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The EU should pressure Nigeria over this. The legislation has passed the legislature by voice vote and now goes to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign. His office could not be reached for comment according to "The Guardian".

Not only does the law outlaw homosexual acts, but also public direct and indirect displays of homosexual affections, with up to 14 years in prison.

It was claimed recently on this forum that €600 million in remittances is sent to Nigeria each year. Collectively the EU and the US could exert massive pressure on the government not to sign this into law.

Associated Press= ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders......Other additions to the bill include making it illegal to register gay clubs or organizations, as well as criminalizing the "public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly." Those who violate those laws would face 10-year imprisonment as well.
The law also imposes up to 10 years imprisonment for witnessing a gay marriage.

The poisonous role of American Evangelicals in promoting gaybaiting in the Third World is to be condemned.
 
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kvran

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I would say asylum for LGBT Nigerians but authorities lack the ability to distinguish between genuine and chancers in a timely manner and without being offensive.
 

eyelight

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...public direct and indirect displays of homosexual affections, with up to 14 years in prison.
Pity the EU doesn't bring in something similar.
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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Send Gillemore over to make representations, he can bring Sh1tter with him, he loves them blacks, he could get them all back to the convention center for a big black gay party....

Seriously, who gives a f*ck??????
 

johnny365

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We had Africa day recently and we were told to celebrate Africa as it was a wondeful place and that any association with Africa could only "enrich" us, this seems at odds with this.
 

mr. jings

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I would say asylum for LGBT Nigerians but authorities lack the ability to distinguish between genuine and chancers in a timely manner and without being offensive.
Can you just imagine the threads around here?
 

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Hard to really influence Nigerian policy though. They have oil so they don't care about much what others think, and there is no way this issue would endanger most trade deals. On top of that, we are also far too politically correct to label them and their crazy measure as being retrogressive, primitive, and the product of a culturally backward dump. So I struggle to see what can be done.
 

stopdoingstuff

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The poisonous role of American Evangelicals in promoting gaybaiting in the Third World is to be condemned.
As should the influence of the other 50%...you know the ones we are not allowed to criticize....the violence-prone Muslims.....
 

The OD

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Send Gillemore over to make representations, he can bring Sh1tter with him, he loves them blacks, he could get them all back to the convention center for a big black gay party....

Seriously, who gives a f*ck??????
You for a start, why else would you post the above?
 

The OD

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As should the influence of the other 50%...you know the ones we are not allowed to criticize....the violence-prone Muslims.....
Who says we can't criticize them? I can and will. If there is one thing worse than a backward Christian Nigerian, its a backward Muslim Nigerian.
 

Dame_Enda

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Hard to really influence Nigerian policy though. They have oil so they don't care about much what others think, and there is no way this issue would endanger most trade deals. On top of that, we are also far too politically correct to label them and their crazy measure as being retrogressive, primitive, and the product of a culturally backward dump. So I struggle to see what can be done.
Yes they have oil but the 2013 budget was only €31 billion in a country of 160 million. That's less than the Irish budget with 1/50th of the population. Cutting off remittances in the EU would have a devastating impact on their finances, costing the Exchequer billions. Also the oil industry there is ravaged by local conflicts and corruption.
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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You for a start, why else would you post the above?
We should be more concerned with the amount of our welfare budget being sent 'home' to support nigerians still living in their own country.
We have enough problems here without trying to solve the problems of others.
 

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Will Gimmemore respond by closing down the embassy to Nigeria ?
 

anewbeginning

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It's usually in countries where corruption is rampant that there are laws like this. Government try to find a scapegoat, a vulnerable section of society, for everyone to focus on and focus away from their own incompetance and corruption. This is why laws against gay people are so popular in Africa where government corruption is also rampant.
 

kvran

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Can you just imagine the threads around here?
I know, it would be amusing. Many countries allow LGBT status as basis of an asylum application but authorities attempts to find out whether they're genuine would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.

Like asking somebody from Iran what gay bars they go to, or do they have pictures of themselves with an ex partner etc.

But surely LGBT asylum seekers for the haters wouldn't be the worst, they don't reproduce.
 

mr. jings

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I know, it would be amusing. Many countries allow LGBT status as basis of an asylum application but authorities attempts to find out whether they're genuine would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.

Like asking somebody from Iran what gay bars they go to, or do they pictures of themselves with an ex partner etc.

But surely LGBT asylum seekers for the haters wouldn't be the worst, they don't reproduce.
Ah, but sure wouldn't they only start adopting straight white babbies left right and centre...
 

yayo

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I would say asylum for LGBT Nigerians but authorities lack the ability to distinguish between genuine and chancers in a timely manner and without being offensive.
They have 53 other African countries to choose from. No need for them to come to Europe.
 

The OD

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Certainly South Africa, which has legalised gay marriage.
I know several black and white South Africans and they do not like Nigerians one little bit.....
 
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