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Nigerian and international human rights bodies have opposed that country’s draconian proposed anti-same-sex marriage bill.

The bill would punish people of the same sex who live together as a couple with up to three years in prison. Anyone who “witnesses, abet[s] and aids” such a relationship could be imprisoned for up to five years. The bill could even be used against foreigners in same-sex marriages if they enter Nigeria.

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Update: Nigerian Anti-Gay Bill

A vote on Nigeria’s proposed anti-gay law is scheduled for next week, according to the group Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws

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