Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com December 12, 2011 The following homophobic and irrational opinion article appeared in the Nigerian Vanguard newspaper today written by Kola Animasaun. This was written in light of the impending passage of a virulent anti-gay statute in the Nigerian senate. (I quote the first four paragraphs) “Where do human rights begin and where do
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 140 million. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world. Homosexuality in Nigeria is illegal and can be punished by imprisonment of up to 14 years. The north of Nigeria is Islamic and extremely conservative Areas under Sharia have instituted death for homosexual men and women (rarely carried out). Any content, advocating groups or associations, support, talking to, and marriage regarding LGBT persons carries a prison sentence of at least four years. In 2005, the Ugandan constitution was amended to ban same-sex marriage.
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