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Senate to ban gay marriages in Nigeria

The lawmakers hasten to pass a bill prohibiting same-sex unions in the country

The senate, on Tuesday, took a strong stand against same sex marriage in Nigeria in an all-in-favour debate on a bill prohibiting same sex marriage in Nigeria.

The bill, sponsored by Domingo Obende (ACN Edo State), is the first none executive bill to be discussed by the senate. It was first read at the senate on 13 July this year.

Debate over same sex marriage is growing across the world. While some countries have legalised it, others are considering adopting it and few conservatives have taken similar strong stands against it.

“We as a country need to act very fast for this trend not to find its way into our country,” said Obende. “Same sex marriage cannot be allowed on moral and religious grounds. The Muslim religion forbids it. Christianity forbids it and the African traditional religion forbids it. It should not be allowed because it will lead to a breakdown of the society.”

All senators that debated the bill at the Tuesday plenary accepted Obende’s line of argument. “It is morally and spiritually wrong and unacceptable,” said Oluremi Tinubu (ACN Lagos State).

Same sex marriage is loathed in most African countries and gay parties engage secretly for fear of being lynched if discovered. It is regarded as both spiritual and moral abomination.

Nigeria, however, has a sizeable number of gay couples, although not legally joined.

Penal Codes in Nigeria already prohibit same sex marriages or carnal knowledge against natural order in Nigeria. Homosexuality can land men up to 14 years in prison in the South and capital punishment for men in areas under Sharia Islamic Law.

In the past, proposals to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage and severely punish convicts were promoted twice but failed each time.

Following demonstrations for same-sex marriages during the international conference on HIV/AIDS in 2005, the Federal Executive Council approved a law prohibiting same-sex marriage and sent it to the National Assembly for urgent action. That bill could not be heard before that term expired.

The United States State Department and 16 international human rights groups strongly condemned the bill, calling it a violation of the freedoms of expression, association and assembly guaranteed by international law as well as by the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and a barrier to the struggle against the spread of AIDS.

A similar bill also had come up in the House of Representatives last session, but the lawmakers failed to pass the bill after a group of camera shy gays stormed the National Assembly to register their dissatisfaction with that bill.

The senate, however, looks forward to passing the bill before the end the year. The bill prescribes three years imprisonment for couples convicted of same sex marriage and five years for any person that witnesses, abets and aides the solemnisation of same sex marriages.


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no long thing!guys need needs be killed.period

Gay-marriage, some say is a fundamental human right.It is madness, an aberration of morality and the product of a depraved mind.The bible calls it wickedness or sodomy.God will bring judgement on all those who are pro-gay.Let the man who say even God knows that he is a gay have a look at Romans 1:16-32. Because God's wrath is already on all who suppress the truth and approve those who practice wickedness.

I took time to view some comments and i see a war raging between the gay and the anti gay movement. i just thank my God that am not gay and that this sickness being propagated by the west, this anomaly which God condemns will not stand in Nigeria. Pls. all gays hear this you are safe with your partners in Nigeria as long as you dont draw attention to yourselves.I believe this is the best thing the senate has done so far in Nigeria.

before u talk of dis same sex banning and 14yrs jail, u should think!it could be ur broda,sista,cousine,aunt,father.mother,etc.it is undemocratic,uncivilised.cant u guys c usa,uk,canada etc.protecting d life of dia citizen without minding dia sexual orientiation. So we urge mr president not to sign d bill, bcos alot is involved here.statics states 85% of girls sexually attractd 2 same sex and 75% of boys are attractd 2 same sex. So mr president n house of reps should turn d bill down cos a lot is at stack.

@ Davis Mac-Iyalla must you come out here to publicly disgrace yourself? any way I understand they now allow people who live in GROUP HOMES to have computer access. Please continue taking your medications, because if you stop you might end up walking around the streets without clothings. In other words your psychopathy is still under control, now that it hasn't gone beyond homosexuality. I hope your psychiatrist can increase your medications to cure you from sodomy.

"I like reminding Nigerians that “My Sexuality Is A Human Right” I also smile with pride when they challenge me and make comments like, who does he think he is to dare Speak Out for himself and others?

I want to thank the God of Nigeria who gathered for this God fearing country men and women who can stand for God and our Culture. I am happy because I espected nothingless than David Mark's position. I know if a Muslim were to be the Senate President he or she would not have ruled otherwise. Kudos to all Distinguished Senators for good representation.
Rev. Ukoma, Amarachi Nnachi (Ph.D)

The state of d nation is appaling,agreed.
The senate is corrupt&trying to distract the public from serious matters at hand.agreed
when a man begins to do certain tinz dat ar outta place,we say he's crazy&den we commit him to a specialist for treatment,he's given pills,therapy,etc.in sm cases it pays off&he's normal again. Now,we wouldnt exist if our parents,our ancestors were gay,would we? It is normal for a human to be curious abt dis tins,bt den it becums lunacy wen he tinks its a normal way of life. Such a person,is in my world,termed "sexually unbalanced"and is in desperate nid of psyciatric care. I dont say dis outta spite or hate, bt u who tink u ar in luv wit sm1 of d same sex,u who tinks ur being a male or female is a mistake,nids to knw dat ur mentality is goin against every law of nature and such brain malfunction requires immediate repair. Alot of tins are possible dis days bt we do not do em cos dey ar jux nt done,we do nt do em cos dey ar crazy. Same.sex relationships are one of those tins and it should nt be done anywer&nigeria in particular wer evrytin we stand for goes against it

this law they are about to create is trash! Its nt fair! Am sure they are hypocritical senates in dat rotten house dat r pretending! The senates shuld remuv the log in dia own eye b4 remuvin d one in anoda pesins eye! They r nt God so who are they 2 control pple's sexuality! Dnt they sin?

That this has even become an argument shows the length to which these abominable people have taken their corruptive camnpaign.
Admittedly, bad roads, insecurity, poor power and the likes are pressing issues in Nigeria. But so does the abomination of homosexuality.
In every home in Nigeria, the practice is abhorrent. Most families in Nigeria will probably disown a homosexual child or relative.
That almost all Nigerians back the House of Assembly on this issue should tell anyone with eyes that and ears that the practice will not be tolerated here in this country.
Those who want to stick dicks in anuses (vomits), should find their way to those sick societies wheer it is accepted.
We in Nigeria DO NOT and will NEVER accept it.
That, is also our fundamental right as a nation and the people we voted know we will not take that abomination in our homes, our churches, and our public places.
And we will not allow our children to be exposed to such depravity.
Besides, the same two-faced western nations who encourage this depravity as human rights of consenting adults, are the first to criminalize polygamy.
So polygamy, which has always been part of our culture, is not among consenting adults?
Rubbish.
Please park well with your depravity. Nonesense!

I wonder how some people think. Africa is not America; Nigeria is not South Africa; Black is not White. So why the argument. The truth remains that the world is gradually moving away from nature we inherited - the reason why disasters are everywhere; ozone layer is depleting; increase cancer cases and so on. In the law of nature, negative attracts positive; male attracts female and vice versa. In a normal society, male and female have sex to multiply, not male to male or female to female. In countries where homosexuality is recognise, they often have little problems and so they think extra ordinary. In most parts of Africa, we have more problems to think about and not issues like homosexuality. Maybe when Nigeria becomes an economic power it will consider or recognise this issue. So this "out of nature practice" should still remain illegal because we have more than enough issues to still confront as a nation. Even lesser ranked animals practice sex not homosexuality. If homosexuality is to be a nature, man to man or female to female should have been in existence. You can not just bring a crop from Europe and expect it will grow well in Nigeria. Be careful gays and lesbians.

Majority of The lawmakers fuck themselves is not a big deal yet they want to tell us they are righteous.REMEMBER In all homes in nigeria,we have homosexual being .

Tufikwa!! This is purely a despicable gesture for a well meaning human to think of deliberating on a issue as this one. It should not be discussed in the open. It leaves me asking WHY THE BROADCAST? You know what is right, then do it.

IT IS EMBARASSING for these 'foreign bodies' to condemn the bill sponsored by Sen. Domingo Obende calling it "violation of freedom of polution". Every sane country needs its people to adopt sane practices, here in Nigeria, we cannot be as insane as adopting homosexuality as a norm you hear?
It is purely an abberation, it is pure madness and every sane person should call it what it is....MADNESS

God's primary pupose for marriage cannot be altered, no matter how evil thrives. I am in full support of the penal codes as a way to deter Nigerians from engaging in such a way of life.They should all kept under suveilance 247 in a quarantine facility.

Lets cross examine this issue of sodomy from a humanistic point of view, The ANUS biologically was designed for a oneway movement(excretion of the bodies waste product).However due to rebellion against society some have chosen to use the anus for sexual plesure.
I can't imagine why anyone in his right state of mind will stick his finger inside poop, but these demon filled individuals would stick thier penis right into fecal matter all in the name of freedom.
To make matter worse, monkeys now have acces to hollywood through Cable TV, internet, and Tourism.
NO MAN WITH SOME SENCE OF PERSONAL HYGEIN WOULD ENGAGE IN ANAL SEX>
I pray the our lord Jesu have mercy on this individuals and grant them the chance to turn away from their wicked ways.

WHAT AN ARRANT RUBISH TO EVEN THINK ABOUT GAY RELATIONSHIPS IN NIGERIA.NIGERIA IS A COUNTRY THAT HAS FAILED MILLIONS OF ITS CITIZENS IN ALL RAMIFICATION.THOUSANDS OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES WITHOUT JOBS AND NO HOPE ABOUT THIER FUTURE.THEY ARE FRUSTRATED BY THE SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BODY IN HIGH PLACES WHO CAN SECURE THEM EMPLOYMENT.FOR THE LADIES YOU MUST USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.FOR MEN,YOU EITHER BECOME AN ARMED ROBBER OR 419NER.THE BIBLE CONDEMS IT STRONGLY AND THAT IS WHY SODOM AND GOMORAH WAS DESTROYED.

THE LAW MAKERS & GOVERNMENT SHOULD FOCUS ON STABILIZING ITS ELECTRICITY PROBLEM WHICH WILL ATTRACT INVESTMENT AND JOB CREATION,ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.
THAT IS WHY MAJORITY OF US MIGRATED TO FORIEGN COUNTRIES TO FEEL LIKE HUMAN BEIGNS AND ENJOY THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE NOT SUFFERING AND SMILING.

Sex among mammals is largely between male and female members of same species. This makes homosexuality unnatural and its is adsurd to think that humans would want to do what even animals won't do. As the world works to legalize such subanimal existence it is good to know that our leaders have taken the bold step to keep away that rubbish from our nation.Homosexuality is a psycological problem and all those infected should seek rehabilitation or transformation from God.Homosexuality is clearly the first psycological problem that the world is seeking to legalize.Any country that has legalized homosexuality owe an apology to all those whom they have put away in jail over other psycological problems which they have stood against because they see how adverse they are to society. The evil of homosexuality may not be as obvious as the actions of a serial killer, but it is equally dangerous. In a few years from now some of the developed countries will have children that are adopted and raised by gay couples and abused somuch psycologically by the expereince making them liabilities to their nations. Those in opposition are thinking about themselves and not about family, children that will be destroyed by this sexual problem.

gay is simply evil and anyone that engage in it his head need to be examined
gay is a disease like aids

AMERICA MIND UR DISASTERS,NIGERIA WILL NEVER IN ANY & NO WAY TOLERATE ANY MEDLING IN HER AFFAIRS.WE ARE NT IRAQ OR LIBYA AND WILL NEVER BE.THE DAY YOU WILL MAKE THAT MISTAKE WILL BE YOUR END.COUNTRIES THAT KNOW U ARE BREAKING UR EVIL&1 SIDED FRIENDSHIP.BE WARNED & TO GUY IDIOTS,ONLY GOD WILL DELIVER U MISLED VICTIMS.REPENT OR BE DOOMED FOR LIFE.MORE GRACE TO THE SENATE,THE SPONSOR AND SUPPORTER OF THIS BILL....KEEP ON PROTECT OUR CHILDREN`S FUTURE FROM BAD CULTURES............
THANK YOU GUYZ....

The senator(man) that sponsored this bill and those that supported him are my newest heros.GOD bless u all and give u all grace 2 move on above intimidations and evil protests .
let my ask these guy(lost souls)a qestion 1.)which of u had a guy parents,grandparents or even great grand parent and they gave birth to u thru d natural process.2)which animal or plant have ever heard or seen praticing guy.3)if ur ancestors were guy wud u have seen 2day.
To lost american supporters,is this original dream ur founding fathers had 4 america ?keep killing america by ur evil policies. shame on ur supporters of guy evil and may GOD have mecry on ur souls.u wan naija 2 become sodom & gomora.GOD forbidded,forbids&always will forbid.

it is obvisous,who will critize this bill,who else but morally,socially and spiritual dead america and like minds.why nt face their way ward society and economic problems.once a great nation but is fastly going down bcus of the evils in their nation and that they support.take a look at china and their moral standards and u will know why they on the steady rise and if america does nt repent china will OVERTAKE them.they think that with their science,military and economic powers or even education,they have knowledge but have 4gotten that EDUCATION IS NT WISDOM.

we decient nigerians know those that fill this web page with protest of the best decision our senate has taken this year. they are those who have sold their souls to the devil and are doomed for life.check them and find that they have no future and are a disgrace to this Godly nation,though the senate is yet to pass it but anybody that objects to this law in way is caused for life.try and see.these animals that fool themselves in the name of gay relationship should be given minimum of 21year in prison.

Nigerians has approved the Law that whoso-ever is caught in this shameful and satanic practice Homosexuality/lesbianism shall face the law, and no going back. Those who are trying to make case for themselves should go to hell and tell Satan. Ask Lot in the bible what happened to those gayist who wanted to have canal knowledge with his male visitors even when he offered his virgin daughters. Big SHAME to demonic agents practicing this evil act. You can change because it is not too late.

We at the Nigerian Humanist Movement are deeply concerned by yet another move by the Nigerian Parliament to criminalize same sex marriage in the country. The 'Bill for an Act to Prohibit Marriage Between Persons of Same Sex, Solemnization of Same and for Other Matters Related Therewith sponsored by Senator Domingo Obende has scaled through the second reading and was referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights for further legislative work.
This bill is a big distraction and a waste of Nigeria's limited legislative resources. It will worsen Nigeria's human rights records and undermine the efforts by Nigerians to foster true democracy, national dialogue and tolerant pluralism . Similar bills considered by the Parliament in 2006 and 2008, were never passed into law. Nigerian Humanists are wondering why the current members of the parliament deemed it necessary to bring up this bill again at a time the nation is facing clear and urgent threats and challenges of insecurity, crime and conflict, religious fundamentalism and terrorism, poverty and social unrest.
It is difficult to comprehend why the Nigerian Parliament wants to set the country on a path against the global trend of abolishing homophobia and ending all forms of discrimination against persons on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Nigerian Humanists hereby urge the lawmakers to shelve this bill and instead to consider decriminalizing homosexuality and taking other legislative measures to promote, protect, uphold and enforce the full human rights of all persons despite the race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

@ leo igwe, the legislators passed the will of 97% of Nigerians that oppose homosexuality. We live in a democracy and that will should be respected. in otherwords, homosexuality is against public morality in Nigeria.

I pity you people.

good submission.Hope some one is reading

It appears that the imaginary threat of same-sex marriage to Nigerian society is considered to be a more serious problem than the fact that such a wealthy nation continues to slide down the table of Low Human Development Countries in the UNDP's Human Development Index (HDI), and has the majority of her population living below the poverty line..

KNOWING THAT NIGERIANS AREN'T BLIND TO THE FACT THAT THESE SO CALLED LEGISLATOR AREN'T DOING ANYTHING,THEY SHOULD BE DISCUSSING MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES LIKE THE STATE OF INSECURITY IN THE COUNTRY,THE DEATH TRAPS THAT WE HAVE AS ROADS,THE POWER SITUATION,JOBLESSNESS,,THE LIST GOES ON AND ON..WHAT IS THEIR CONCERN WITH WHO SLEEP WITH WHO,LET THEM DO WHAT THEY LIKE WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE,,,THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL HAS NOT BEEN PASSED YET CAUSE THE DON'T WANT WE NIGERIAN TO KNOW WHAT THEY DOING WHEN THEY WITHDRAW MONEY FROM THE EXCESS CRUDE FUN,,,THANK GOD FOR THESE OPEN MINDED NIGERIANS,,I FORESEE A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR US ALL...GOD BLESS NIGERIA

INTELIGENT MIND DOES NOT DENY REALITY.
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Same-sex marriage, same-sex feeling, same-sex attraction. One comes before the other. But I can conclude that by interdiction of same-sex marriage, the senate or the “lord-makers” of Nigeria are ready deny anyone who legitimately struggle with same-sex feeling or attraction. They are ready to Lord their view on everybody so far they have the majority following them.
What some other wise nations did was to study the issue and not act on sentiment that may end up as over reacting later. I am a Nigerian, I am gay. I love men; God knows that even before I was born. How do you understand me and not think of me as some of our ancestors used to think of twins as evil children, or as god that should be worshiped?
Sex is a hot topic. It often leave the pant wet in men and women when it is discu...ssed, no matter from what angle. It is one nature of human being that makes a beast of us. That is why mostly, it is an act done behind doors if you have to go it all. That is why it is recommended that people marry so that the society does not become a home of orgies. That is why the gay community world-wide is advocating for recognition and right to exist in truth and freedom, the right to marry whoever they feel attracted to and loved.
Prohibition of same-sex can actually lead to destruction of marriages than when it is allowed. Go to the pre-70s Euro/American world, when people, men and women lived in pretence. Innocent persons got married to wrong people because they have no options or are trying to safe face. Nothing destroys marriages more than the deceit that exists between husband and wife. What destroys family is lack of freedom, and narrow-minded approach to reality of human sexuality.
I enjoined the Nigeria legislators and authority to check things out before they jump off the plane without parachutes. Nigeria could find herself crash-landing among international community. It has been said already, homophobia is a legacy of the colonial masters. They passed it because they recognized homosexuals exist among Africans in the pre-colonial era. If we don’t know that, it is because we have succumbed to ignorance.
Intelligent mind does not deny reality. If the age old colonial penal code has not gotten rid of the homosexuals, what makes Obende and the whole Nigerian senate and their supporters believe that prohibition and jailing of homosexuals will stop same-sex love and attractions. The fact that you are not white does not mean white is black and the only life is black or blue. Our cosmos is beautified by rainbow. Let us look at the issue with enlightened mind and abandon naïve and irrational approach to issue internationally recognized and human victimization and act of hatred. God bless the Republic of Nigeria.See More

CALL IT WHTEVER NAME YOU LIKE TRY PAINTING IT WHITE EVEN WHEN IT'S BLACK IT'S A SIN FOR BIBLE SAID THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD IS THE WISENESS OF MEN AND IF GOD IN HIS INFINIT WISDOM CREATED MAN AND WOMAN AND SAME GOES TO ANIMALE HE MADE ALSO MEN AND FEMALE U ARE TRYING TO REVERSE THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD AND MAKE NONSES OUT OF NOTHING CAN FEMALE AND FEMALE GIVE BIRTH TO CHILD OR CAN INTERCURSE BETWEEN MEN HIS FELLOW GIVE LIFE TO A PERSON?? THE ANSWER IS CAPITAL NO IS SEX ALL ABOUT PLASSURE? WHAT ABOUT PRODUCTIVITY? LET FORGET WHETHER IT'S IN AFRICAN CULTURE OR NOT AFTER ALL THEY ARE GAY AND LISBAN ARE IN OUR VEROUS HOMES COMMUNITY THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT AFRICANS CANNOT SIN HOMOSEXUAL IS AGAINST CREATION AND AGAINST GODS COMMANDMENT SO THERE S NO POINT SEEKING FOR RECOGNITION ASEPTANCE AND MARRIEGE SINCE THEY ARE AREADY SLEEPING WITH THEMSELFS THAT'S NOBODYS BUSINESS BUT DONT ASEPT US TO COME AND CELEBRAT YOU SHAMLESSLY KISS AND EMBRASS YOURSELFS IN PUBLIC BECOUSE THAT CAN NEVER HAPPEN IN NIGERIA.

you are already a jail candidate. An animal that should be isolated from among humans.

I had a chat with an Indian guy yesterday and he told me that he has been looking at western people to check why they are ahead of us the third world. He has observed that when u move around in the street their average person is more or less like him but when he visits the schools he discovers the difference.They know the value of knowledge and pursue it vigorously, they give power to those who have excelled in knowledge and they obey them because they know that what ever they embark on is first tried and tested. In Nigeria a criminal becomes born again today, attends bible school for six months next time he is taking decision for thousands of people, quoting the bible he knows noting about how it came about. So funny that we refuse to read the making of the bible before reading the bible itself. I cry deep down in my heart that we have people who are suppose to make laws based on sound judgement , based on proven and well researched issue, given time and space for expertise instead of taking just the easy and cheap way out- the way our uneducated and uninformed brothers will do it. what is the difference between Obende and the illiterate woman in the village? If they have to make laws let them come with convincing facts and face issues like Yemisi outlined above so that when the woman in the village comes to the place of wisdom she will be happy to have people ahead of her. Nigeria is a secular state and will forever be, and those who seek to find their answer from their religion should study more to be sure they are not just following the crowd to say crucify. It pains me to know that when it comes to the world powers economically socially and politically we are far behind yet some one will open his mouth to say that western countries are decayed. Their public transport have provisions for the dissabled and elderly,their dogs feed well than millions of Nigerians, their midwifes come visiting months before a child is born , their children are received as kings in this world, their churches now only exist as charities to support the weak especially African causes, and what do we have?persons without hands and legs on the sreet begging for food and yet we claim we have GOD . its only in Nigeria/Africa that your pastors will brag of God prospering him, so if u want prosperity turn to God. Poeple who know God will ask for more lofty things 'justice and equity' - why would you throw a child to hell fire for a sin he knows nothing about?(he was born a muslim and not a christian or he was born a christian not a muslim) why would you condmn someone for being gay when he dint chose to be like that?. I have had a gay friend cry to God one night saying Lord wash me of this sin, and another going to mountain for deliverance, yet they all return remaining gay, because they were born like that, yet their ignorant people condenm them and call them cursed. They have become like the leper in the old testament who is not allowed to mingle with the people, but thank God Jesus decided to not just mingle with them but to also touch them. Is Ola Rotimis Hopes of the living dead not teaching us anything? Obende should go and read it and make sense out of it. I think all our law makers who are supporting this law should all go back to school cos they are failing us as a nation, taking us years back, abeg we should be moving ahead. and final warning stop interpreting everything in Nigeria with just old philosophies - the bibles and quoran abeg. use them only to the point it can enlighten and move society forward, Nigeria is and will remain a secular state

I wonder if this is the cause of the bombing, the cause of the rate of unemployment, the cause of all the divorce in the country? I wonder if this is the cause of heterosexual marriages falling apart, i still believe that if you dont believe in same sex marriage do not marry a person of the same sex, and judging if it is ungodly or un-whatever, i believe none of them is God or even god, so why dont they leave the judgement for God. If they are worried if it will change what our children will learn in Schools and stories in books, why dont we ask the united states of america and other countries how they all manage to coexist and still doing well as a country, and still have values and their sons dont jump into flights to bomb other countries or kill for an unjust cause, maybe they didnt learn those in schools. Ask Obende the names of books used in primary or secondary schools, he might not know that "day by day" is no longer in use. The problem with Nigeria is we refuse to look up and see the cow, instead we celebrate and watch the footprint of the cow standing right in front of us. God Bless Nigeria.. Amandla Awetu.

Anonymous, i think its a good move. And 4 those who are bitter about this, i say: check urselves, hope u are not guilty? Is gay mairrage not more deadly than any blackout? Should we fold our arms & watch this monster devour in conjunction wt corruption? Gay mairrage is evil, lets nip it in d bud. For once, our senators are reasoning aright. Bravo & pass it wt d speed of light!

The National Assembly of the corrupt and inefficient government of Nigeria is looking for a cause that would give it popular majority sympathy, a scapegoat. They came together in a "Straight" mass orgy of corruption and screamed "Yeah Let us bully the minority, lets pick on the gays cos that is guaranteed to give us cheap majority support!" These pathetic idiots should stop discussing who is sleeping with whom and stop collectively fucking the masses! Please do not use my same sex love to garner support for your Straight Mass orgy of corruption!

Oluremi Tinubu should be concerned about who her husband is sleeping with and not poke her ugly nose into my bedroom! I bet her new found “spirituality” does not extend to wringing her neck into the National Assembly through her husbandfatherism and of course her definition of “morality” does not condemn her husband’s reputation of dipping his filthy hands into Lagos state treasury and dumping it in many foreign accounts! Edo state ACN Domingo obende should sponsor a bill that would make higher education accessible to many struggling students in Edo state instead of using the female undergraduates who are struggling to pay school fees as party prostitutes!

Education was obviously wasted on many of the National Assembly members as it is obvious that they do not understand that Morality is objective not Subjective, Nigeria is a secular state and Religion has no business in government. I bet they are not even aware that there are Atheists who are bonafide citizens of Nigeria! Christians, Muslims are not the only citizens of Nigeria and RELIGION is not a criterion for CITIZENSHIP. Do not make government policy that impacts on my life based on YOUR RELIGION or your interpretation of your religious beliefs!

Against African culture? Lol! Sodomy laws are foreign laws imposed by your goddamn colonial masters! Britain, the empire that gave you anti sodomy laws that still operates in our penal codes today have already repealed Sodomy laws in its own country decades ago, why are you still clinging to a foreign, alien legacy? Africa was never homophobic, learn your own history, morons! The imported foreign religions brought their useless laws and hatred into our culture, Google or Wikipedia the long history of Homosexuality in Africa and you will be thoroughly educated. Stop hiding under religion, morality or culture to perpetrate human rights violation. No wonder they asked you to close your eyes, gave you the Bible and the Quran while they enslaved your ancestors, took away your land, dignity and obviously your brains too! What consensual adults do in the privacy of their rooms is not the business of the law…if you do not like same sex, do not marry same sex. Simple!

In times, when the paramount issue on the minds of Nigerians are security and safety, unemployment and epileptic electricity, the Senate is considering a bill on same sex marriage. The question is homosexuality not already a criminal issue in the statues books of Nigeria. The spear-header of this bill is not supposed to be sitting in the senate if he does not know the laws in the statues books of the country. This is gross abuse of the fundamental human rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria.

We do not need to further criminalize our citizens but rather come to understand why some people are sexual minorities. The British who gave us this laws have long time repealed and upheld the rights of their citizens who are homosexuals.

The bottom line is that with bills such as this Nigeria is gradually slipping to be the next Ugandan of Africa. It is a real sad situation for a country that calls itself the giant of Africa. Nigeria must lead the way in the protection of rights of all people.

This holier than thou attitude will get us no where, with all our morality and religion where are we as a nation, we are way worse off that the nations that have legalized Gay marriages.we do not need law makers that make laws due to religious affiliations, laws are made on objectivity, commonsense and logic, if gay marriages will destroy our society let it be banned but you must first prove it sensibly, but if does not affect anything then let them marry themselves, who cares.

Nigerians are simpletons! reading through these comments has only further proven that this is a country fully of short sightted simple minded fools. ARE YOU PEOPLE BLIND!?!?! The senators are using a very simple tactic called "DEFLECTION" they are distracting you from the fact that they are actually NOT working. They pick these topics as they know it will stir debate and take attention away from the fact that the power situation in the country is deplorable, there is NO security in the country (note: i'm NOT even talking about boko haram and co), water borne diseases are on the rise poverty is everywhere, the country's wealth is being looted daily, the roads are bad etc etc. THESE ARE THE REAL ISSUES!!

Nigerians, please take your heads out of your a$$es and see that you are being deceived into thinking that they actually care about this issue. How does whom an individual has sexual relations with affect the country as a whole? IT DOESNT! This is majoring in the minor to the highest degree. The Petroleum industry Bill has taken years to be rad and is still not passed. The Freedom of Information Bill nko? Important things are swept under the table while you stupid low IQ'ed Nigerians argue over soft issues like short skirts and public nudity. YOUR ALL IDIOTS!!!! That's what they are saying to us. They're laughing at us while we argue, they're are becoming millionaires in pounds and dollars. They buy generators in their homes and charge their diesel consumption to the FGN, while you are suffering and arguing over nonsense.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE NIGERIA!!!...............you set of bloody fools....

Give me a break Senators. You guys in the Senate are either jokking, or totally insensitive to our feelings. How can you be jokking while our country is on fire? Instead of spending time sorting out our roads, lights, railways, employment, security and countless deficiencies in our collapsing nation, you are talking about same-sex marriages. I can't get it. Like the Ibos say, ''onye ulo ya na agba oku, anaghi achu oke'(one does'nt go partying, while his house is on fire''). Forgive me Ibo language experts if this translation is not close enough. Are we all suffering from mass amnesia? Please someone tell me.

we human beings are been controlled by our weakly spirit of lost, God made us 2 marry women not men and is an abomination 2 God and man. the senators could have basically focus on how 2 make this coutry 2 be a matter place 2 live in, gay marriage is not a good act and can never be legalized. we should repent 4rm gay act than fighting 4 gay right 2 be approved.

There are bigger issues that need to be dealt with, than who sleeps with who or who marries who. Nigeria fool at 51, shame.

dis people are d biggest fool on earth(if there is other name 4 it let call them)when there is better things 2 talk about just imagin, what they are talking about, when they are to talk about food , education , health . and pass other out-standing bills.. this is not a wise thing to talk abt now.......tbs should be loved, if at all they want to change them, it is not through force but love,

Even though they would sentence all gay 2death, wil dis kill homosexuality in naija? Lets think again...

How this bulshit inters to our national house again? i believe it is from xtian kingdom.

you have forgotten all the dandaudus in your village who wear eye pencil or is it tozoli you call it

FOOLS THAT CAN EVEN WRITE GOOD ENGLISH,TALK MORE OF GOOD MORALS ARE THE ONES DISTURBING THIS PAGE WITH THEIR EVIL PROTEST.GOD WILL JUDGE U ALL AND EXPOSE U 2 FACE THE EFFECTS OF THE EVIL U PRACTICE.

very unfortunate that Nigerians and their law makers refuse to listen to the voice of reason, to learn and embrace reality. you talk of God and his punishment of sodom and gomora. so what are u and ur god waiting for before you destroy america, spain, uk, south africa and the rest of them who are living well and whose decisions today determines what happens to you fools. Even those who gave you christianity have embraces these things , having a better understanding now and you, you keep rejoicing in your stupidity and foolishness, just like you believe that God will throw all muslims to hell if they dont become christians or if u are a muslim u say if they dont become muslims they will end up in hell. wake up you fools and embrace your common humanity. God created the muslims, christains hindu, judaist and Bhudist, he is not throwing any to hell fire for their geograghicall location or because of the form they have taking to approach him. He created the gay and loves him more that is why most exceptionally talented people are gays, check even your law makers - some of them are gay, dancing to your foolish tune. wake up nigerians from this damnation, this deadly sleep , this extrvagante display of stupidity

Ike Raymond, u are a disgrace. U are already a full forever. U are a vessel used by the devil to distroy the weaker ones. U should repent before it become too late - u can only deceive yourself boy.

I don't blame u at all cos u re vry vry sick,u re abnormal dat ur wish is not for dis nigeria cos we will over come all of u animals more especially u in question,I knw vry well dat a dog gave birth to u not a human beign,I guess u ll be wearing pampers lik babys,for ur information christian muslims everybdy belive In God k,bcos of u pples berberic behaviour is d tin dat brought hiv aids in dis country may amadioha,thunder frm no whr strike and wipe all of u in Jesus name. Better repent or you will perish in hell,the bible said that when you see or hear the abomination of sodom and gomora knows that the coming of Jesus is already very close so be warned.

1st b4 i comment ar u a GAY