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Same-sex union ban planned in Nigeria

[JURIST] Nigeria’s government has announced plans [official press release] to ban same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] and any protests urging same-sex unions. Government officials have said the legislation is a preemptive step in light of other nations legalizing same-sex unions around the world. President Olusegun Obasanjo [official profile] has been a vocal opponent of same-sex marriages in Africa [BBC report]. BBC News has more.

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