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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nigeria Welcomes Pedophilies Gays Outlawed





Last week Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the new legislation that bans homosexuality in Nigeria and it was very disappointing. Ref: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/world/africa/nigerian-president-signs-ban-on-same-sex-relationships.html?_r=0.


It is extremely ironic to me that in a country that promotes polygamy, homosexuality is outlawed. Why is it morally acceptable for men to be married to multiple women yet it is not legal for people to be gay?! Why is the government regulating who individuals choose to have relationships with?


Another disturbing fact is that grown men are married to or are romantically involved with underage females. Ref: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/25/nigeria-senator-accused-child-bride. This is pedophilia. It is also interesting to me that the Nigerian president has children out of wed lock yet he supports the illegality of homosexuality. How do we set moral standards? What is okay and not okay behavior?

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