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Nigeria urged to halt bill banning same-sex relationships

Headline Title:  Nigeria urged to halt bill banning same-sex relationships 29 November 2011 Amnesty International today reiterated its call on Nigerian authorities to scrap a harsh bill that, if passed into law, would attack basic rights and criminalize relationships between people of the same gender. Nigeria’s Senate passed the “Same-Gender Marriage” bill today. It will now go before the House of Representatives for approval, after which it will be sent to the President. By broadly defining “same-sex marriage” as including all same-sex relationships, and targeting people who “witness”,…

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