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Proposed Bill in Nigeria Would Affect Gay Rights, Possibly HIV/AIDS Donor Funding, AP Reports

December 5, 2011

The Associated Press examines the potential impact on HIV/AIDS funding of a proposed bill in Nigeria that would outlaw gay marriage; assisting a gay couple in marriage; "'public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly'"; or "organizing, operating or supporting gay clubs, organizations and meetings." According to the news agency, "Statements from the U.S. and U.K. say both governments are watching the bill closely, but declined to comment further on how it may affect their outreach." Before becoming law, the bill must pass Nigeria's House of Representatives and be signed by President Jonathan, the AP notes (Ibukun, 12/4).

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Comment by: Terry (CO) Mon., Dec. 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm EST
Any country that criminalizes the existence of LGBT human beings should be denied 100% funding for hiv or anything else. This is modern day neo-Nazism, of the kind committed against LGBTs in WWII. Aid should be cut to any and all African countries, or any country on any continent, that would deny us our humanity by arresting us for existence; If that means Africa has a resurgence of HIV AIDS, then the peoples of the African continent can and will learn from their mistakes founded in pure hatred for LGBTs. Fight fire with fire. If Africa wants to kill off LGBTs, stop ALL HIV funding and all other funding to Africa. Why should my tax dollars go to people who want to arrest and destroy me and the millions of others like me? We all know that American Christian fundamentalists imported the hate to Africa, but Africa now owns it and is using to to dehumanize and criminalize human beings for being born. STop all aid to Africa.
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