Gays all over the world are mobilizing for actions against Nigeria over the Same sex Prohibition law signed by President Goodluck Jonathan last week.
The leading gay nation on earth, the USA has already voiced its concern.
According to the Secretary of State, John Kerry in a statement:
“The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same-sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression of Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution.
People everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality. No one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or who they love. We join with those in Nigeria who appeal for the protection of their fellow citizens’ fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.”
Outside the US statement of disapproval, the gay community are rallying themselves for a series of actions against Nigeria.
Blogger, Melanie Nathan has listed the 10 steps gays are going to take against Nigeria in the coming days:
Also they are sure that the State department will soon update their Travel Advisory to a severe WARNING for LGBT people traveling to Nigeria.