Is there any hard evidence either way? Oxford Academic. While existing legislation already criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct in Nigeria, the report found that the SSMPA, in many ways, officially authorizes abuses against LGBT people, effectively making a bad situation worse.
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Combining her philosophical training with real world experience, Gallagher articulates quite powerfully the societal risk of transforming marriage from an institution rooted in the biological nature of men and women and designed to foster the procreation and rearing of children, to one that is simply about adult relationships.
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Andrew Sullivan. Human Rights Watch does not have evidence proving that the former president of Nigeria issued such instructions to members of the public. Members of the public who participated in mob violence are believed to have been motivated by the enactment of the SSMPA.
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Sharon fled from her family home in Kano in early after her mother expelled her upon learning that she was a lesbian. I'm rather mystified by this. There is no discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the AIDS response and services are available to everyone, including MSM.
All interviews conducted in person were held in secure locations identified by the interviewee. Our Country is filled with people yelling at each other and we are making little progress in many areas.