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Activists Deliver Petition to Nigerian Mission to the UN Opposing Bill That Would Jail Gays

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On Monday , Nigerian activists and allies delivered a letter, signed by more than 58,000 people around the world, to the Nigerian mission to the United Nations asking Nigeria's president to veto a draconian anti-gay bill passed by the Senate.

The bill mandates 14 years in prison for same-sex couples who marry and 10 for those who help them. Amnesty International condemned the bill last week. I've written more about it here.

You can add your voice to AllOut's petition here.

Above, activist Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike. Below, activist Joseph Huff Hannon and a representative from the Nigerian Mission to the UN.

Here's a nice Facebook gallery of the protest.

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  1. Does Joseph Huff Hannon need a date by any chance?

    Posted by: peterparker | Dec 5, 2011 9:38:00 PM


  2. I really do not understand this. Same-sex marriage isn't legal in Nigeria. People of the same sex cannot get married there, so how can they be punished for something they can't do?

    Not to mention, the kleptocrats running Nigeria are more concerned about their oil riches than any aid coming from the UN or other sources. Foreign aid to Africa is abysmally low, so those countries really don't care what Western countries think.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 5, 2011 9:38:42 PM


  3. It's nice to see Prince Harry helping the cause.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Dec 5, 2011 11:21:01 PM


  4. Helloooooo, Joseph Huff Hannon! I'd like to join your cause and help out in any way possible. ANY WAY. *wink wink*

    Posted by: OMNOMNOM | Dec 6, 2011 12:15:54 AM


  5. From what I understand, Prince Harry is already taken.

    Posted by: RedRoosterWatch | Dec 6, 2011 11:51:52 AM


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