Wednesday, May 23, 2012

National assembly opposes same sex bill

The National Assembly is strongly opposed to the passage of a bill that will allow same sex marriage despite threats by some Western nations, Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights Beni Lar (PDP, Plateau), has said.

Speaking when she received a delegation from Holland at the National Assembly yesterday led by the Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights, Veer Lionel, Lar said condemnation of the anti-gay bill by some western countries in the name of human rights was uncalled for.

He said Nigerian should not be sanctioned because of the anti gay bill by cutting or stopping aids.

Responding, Mr. Lionel said they were in Nigeria to dialogue with the committee on human rights in Africa and how to promote it.

Daily Trust

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