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29/05/2013 Nigeria bans same-sex marriage

The Federal Executive Council approved a law, Same-Sex Marriage Act 2006, prohibiting same-sex marriages and sent it to the National assembly for urgent action. According to the Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, the law was pushed by President Olusegun Obasanjo following the international conference on HIV/AIDS (ICASA) in 2005.

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