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Bill Against Same Sex Marriage Fails Second Reading in House of Reps

A Bill seeking to prohibit cross-dressing in Nigeria failed to pass second reading at the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Ahmed Wase, who presided over the day’s plenary, advised the sponsor, Muda Umar, to step it down as it does not capture the multi-cultural nature of the country.

The legislation was titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 to Prohibit Cross Dressing; and for Related Matters (HB.1938).’

Members of the House were already raising their voices as Umar led the debate at the second reading, making Wase to interject the sponsor, urging him to step down consideration of the bill for further consultation.

While leading debate on the bill, Umar said, “Same sex marriage is against Nigerian culture and tradition.“



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