Tag: Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage not for Africans — Church of Christ

The United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC) worldwide, on Sunday, joined many in rejecting same-sex marriage; which was gaining approval in the western world. UACC General Overseer, Dr James Bayo-Owoyemi, who described such act as satanic and inhuman said that God did not make mistake in creating male and female[Read More…]

Nigeria May Revisit Law That Banned Same-sex Marriages Says Ex-President Jonathan

Nigeria may revisit a law that banned same-sex marriages, says former President Goodluck Jonathan. “When it comes to equality, we must all have the same rights as Nigerian citizens,” Jonathan said at a forum at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London on Monday. Jonathan in 2014 signed a law criminalizing same-sex[Read More…]

“We’ll Resist Same-Sex Marriage” – Declare Nigerian Catholic Bishops

Catholic bishops in Nigeria have reiterated their ha­tred and condemnation of same-sex marriage, advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb to pressures coming from external governments and agencies to legalise gay mar­riage. Also, they have commended the Federal Government for steps taken so far in tackling corruption and ter­rorism in[Read More…]

American Govt Vows To Compel Nigeria To Accept Same-Sex Marriage As Buhari Heads To DC

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to meet with his United States counterpart, Barack Obama, in the White House next Monday, the US government is expected to make another case asking the Nigerian government to repeal its law against same-sex unions. Thisday gathered that the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,[Read More…]

Luxembourg Prime Minister Marries Same-Sex Partner

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel married his partner Gauthier Destenay on Friday, becoming the first European Union leader to enter a gay marriage. Teri Schultz tells our Newscast unit that Bettel becomes the second world leader to do so. Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her partner five years ago.[Read More…]

Same Sex Marriage: Catholic Church Maintains Stance

The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has insisted that the stance of the church on same sex marriage has not changed and though it will not excommunicate the gay community but rather pray and counsel them to overcome their abnormal behaviour.. Kaigama, who[Read More…]

Confab: “South-West People Advocate For Same Sex Marriages” Lamido Of Adamawa Takes A Swipe At The South

If you’ve been following the Proceedings at the ongoing National Conference, the man, Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, will not be a stranger to you as he has been on the spotlight for making controversial statements. At Tuesday’s session, he took a swipe at the South-West and South-South[Read More…]

Nigerian AIDS Agency Say Anti-Same Sex Marriage Law Will Not Affect HIV treatment

NAN Director General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko, says no provision of the Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act will deny anybody access to HIV treatment. The agency’s view is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Toyin Aderibigbe, Assistant Chief Communication Officer in the[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Anti-gay Law Is A Crime Against Reason

Press release Months after it was passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, a bill that criminalizes homosexual relationships in Nigeria has been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The President gave his assent to the bill, which stipulates lengthy jail terms, both for same-sex marriage[Read More…]

Simon Kolawole: Homosexuals And The Rest Of Us

This piece by Simon Kolawole was originally published on ThisdayLive 06 Nov 2011 when the National Assembly passed the bill.. Newswirengr media team decided to re-publish the piece following President Jonathan’s accent to the same-sex bill during the week.. Enjoy the piece I want to make a confession and, please,[Read More…]