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US condemns Nigeria for passing jail term law on Same sex marriage

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The United States today criticized Nigeria for approving a law that punishes same-sex marriage with prison, because the law will restrict basic human rights.�

According to their Secretary of State, John Kerry, United States was �deeply concerned” by Nigeria’s new law which �dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association and expression for all Nigerians. The act �is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 constitution.”�

�People everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality. No one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or who they love,” Kerry said.

Anyone who is caught in same-sex union will be jailed for 14 years, the new law states.

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