No going back on same sex prohibition bill, says Senate President

The Senate President, David Mark, at the weekend said the bill prohibiting same sex marriage was irrevocable irrespective of pressure from some sections of the international community and human rights activists demanding the legalisation of same sex marriage in the country. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, Mark said besides banning same sex marriage, the act also makes homosexuality a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment of not less than 14 years. The Senate President made the disclosure while addressing the Catholic faithful and guests at the civic reception in honour of the Cardinal John Onaiyekan in Abuja. He said: “We will not compromise on this. I want to invite you all to join the crusade of decency in our society. There are many good values we can copy from other societies but certainly not this one (same sex marriage). “We have to prove to the rest of the world, who are advocates of this unnatural way, that we Nigerians promote and respect sanity, morality and humanity. Every individual is a product of the union of a man and woman.”


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