Same-sex Marriage Has Been Illegal In Nigeria Since 1949

The recent passage of the anti-gay bill by the National Assembly is unnecessary as same sex marriage has already been declared illegal since 1949 when … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage Has Been Illegal In Nigeria Since 1949


The recent passage of the anti-gay bill by the National Assembly is unnecessary as same sex marriage has already been declared illegal since 1949 when the Marriage Act was enacted in the country.

This is the view of a legal practitioner, Mr Chino Obiagwu who also serves as the National Coordinator of Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a non-governmental organisation which champions human rights and the rule of law.

Mr. Obiagwu believes that the bill is merely an attempt to respond to international pressure on right to sexual orientation.