This is BEYOND awful.
We're very sad to report that despite Britain's vow to cut aid for African countries that persecute gays, the Nigerian senate has passed an absolutely deplorable anti-gay bill.
Not only does the bill ban same-sex marriages, but it also calls for a 14 YEAR prison sentence "for anyone convicted of homosexuality." Horrendous!
Oh, and anyone who "aids or 'abets' same-sex unions" can also get 10 years in prison!
Here's what Amnesty International had to say about the terrible bill in a statement:
"It would place a wide range of people at risk of criminal sanctions, including human rights defenders and anyone else — including friends, families and colleagues — who stands up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in Nigeria."
Words cannot properly express how disappointed, disturbed, and sickened this makes us feel.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people in Nigeria who are being oppressed by this bill.
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