Abuja - Canada has expressed its disappointment over the passing of an anti-gay law in Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan, reports ChannelsTV
This was made known in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, in which it asked Nigeria to repeal the law and to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Nigerians regardless of their sexual orientation.
President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, signed a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships.
The bill contains a penalty of up to 14 years in prison, bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups.
The passed by the national assembly in May 2013.
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