Liberian First Lady Jewel Taylor Submits Bill to Make Homosexuality a Felony with 10-Year Prison Term

Liberia's Senate is set to consider a hideous anti-homosexuality bill today, the AP reports:

TaylorLiberia’s former first lady, Senator Jewel Taylor, submitted a bill last week that would prohibit same-sex marriage and make homosexuality a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

“We are only strengthening the existing law,” she said. “Some media are reporting that I said anyone found guilty of involvement in same sex should face the death penalty, I did not say so, I am calling for a law that will make it a first degree felony,” she told the Associated Press.

The current law considers gay relationships a first-degree misdemeanor, which carries a punishment of up to a year in prison.

Meanwhile in Cameroon, the AP adds, 10 women have been arrested under suspicion that they are lesbians:

Consensual same-gender sex is considered criminal in Cameroon and punishable by a jail sentence from six months to five years and a fine. Gay rights defender and founder of the Association for the Defense of Homosexuals, Alice Nkom, says detainees in Cameroon are frequently tortured in police stations to force them confess.

Comments

  1. Rick says

    Yet another straight woman who is a “friend of gays.” As in Uganda, it appears that the real behind-the-scenes impetus for anti-gay legislative action comes from straight women either pressuring their husbands or acting of their own accord…..and I suspect one would find the same phenomenon across Africa.

  2. says

    Tell you what Jewel, your collegues need to submit a bill making it a felony for those who are of the black race punishable by life in prison.

    Howz that toots?

  3. says

    Okay, let’s be clear here. Jewel Taylor is the former First Lady not the current one. The current President of Liberia is a woman named Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Jewel Taylor’s ex-husband is the murderous, genocidal, former President Charles Taylor who is on trial at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

  4. SFshawn says

    Just another ignorant and bigoted angry political woman who can’t get laid legislating imprisonment seeking to destroy others lives and loves because her little dirt god made her so miserably ugly inside and out!

  5. gayalltheway says

    Exactly how the Holocaust started.

    Isn’t that the most convenient way to get rid of your political opponents?

    I truly believe that bastardized Christianity is the worst thing ever happened to Africa.

  6. Johnn says

    want to criminalize homosexuality in your African backwater? okay. we should immediately cut off all of your foreign aid.

  7. says

    well this makes sense considering that the biggest issue in Liberia is CLEARLY LGBT couples.

    i mean, it’s just like in Jamaica. These places have a wonderful political climate, little to no poverty, NO crime whatsoever and everything is literally Utopic – with the exception of those “gay people” who dare to be in relationships with one another.

    right?

    😉

  8. LaShawn says

    I hope someone introduces a bill that makes ugly and fat punishable with a 10 year prison sentence!

  9. says

    in every country around the world one thing remains the same – politicians who resort to anti-gay laws and ordinances are doing so because they want to distract the country’s idiots away from the real and pressing issues.

  10. Paul R says

    Liberia has a decent president who is quite bright. The former leader was not.

    My mother has volunteered there twice. Please try to resist from making stupid, racist, ignorant comments.

  11. sugarrhill says

    Paul R, you obviously don’t know that the the misgnostic racist commenters come out of the woodwork for any post where a person of the color is the homophobe, but stay unbelieavbly silent on the posts where that person is white. It’s just another day on this site. Sorry. Best you can do is just ignore the trolls.

  12. Mintyfresh24 says

    Sure lets spend money on this instead of feeding people, who need to eat , youve robbed from somehow…..that are starving.

  13. John says

    With the exception of Dianna Ross,Rupaul and Oprah, the majority of blacks in this country and in all black nations are very, very homophobic because of their interpretation of Christ’s supposed teachings. I don’t think you will find a gay friendly place anywhere in Africa with the exception of South Africa, where there are still a significant number of whites at the top of the social ladder.Hate to say it but its true. It was the black churches that defeated Prop 8 in California.

  14. Ted says

    Thank you Sol for the clarification – it’s an important one. This is the woman married to the warlord indicted by the Hague. Ville people. She thinks that because her husband’s murderous work was cut-short by his arrest, she needs to pick up where he left off?

    With that said, though, why hasn’t the current President weighed in here?

    And while we’re at it – we need an International LGBT organization that will actually start stirring-up grass-roots resistance on the ground. People are being killed already anyway – why not make a difference?

  15. mododavidmododavid says

    What can anyone expect from a woman who married a convicted war criminal that drove his state into the dark ages. Birds of a feather…marry each other.