Though the legal and social hostility toward people who are LGBT remains high in the country, a survey of the Nigerian general public indicates the culture is slowly moving in the direction of acceptance for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, aided by familial and interpersonal relationships with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Killing Of 4 Police Officers: Nigerian law does not clearly define sodomy, and the law on sodomy covers other types of non-conformist sexual behaviour or acts, which are all regarded as "sodomy". VOA Africa Listen live. The Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill sets a three-year jail term for entering into a same-sex marriage and a five-year jail sentence for assisting or witnessing a gay marriage AFP 12 Mar.
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Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. VOA Newscasts Latest program. A greater proportion of those who reported they would accept a family member in a same-sex relationship already had a family member, friend, acquaintance who was openly lesbian, gay, or bisexual, or are familiar with members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community through the media. The Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill sets a three-year jail term for entering into a same-sex marriage and a five-year jail sentence for assisting or witnessing a gay marriage AFP 12 Mar. Hamza Idris.
However, polling about this issue has been occurring since the law was in planning stages, starting in , and measures of support have been steadily declining ever since. She has worked with several gay rights groups across Britain and is helping other LGBTQ Africans who are going through the same process. We have firsthand information on suspected killer of Oyo Lawmaker -Police March 10, 9: AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individuals , representing a diversity of positions on every topic. However, Nigeria remains a dangerous place for individuals to come out. Representatives of the Nigerian Anglican Church have denounced both homosexuality and the concept of same-sex marriage and have also publicly expressed strong support for a proposed law prohibiting Same Gender Marriage This Day 12 Mar. We're a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.