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    Some African Countries Push to Toughen Anti-Gay Lawsi
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    January 16, 2014 10:48 PM
    Nigeria's president has signed a new bill into law that bans gay marriage, gay rights advocacy and public displays of affection between same-sex couples. Homosexual acts were already illegal in Nigeria. Human rights activists say the new law reflects a larger trend to ramp up anti-gay legislation and penalties. VOA's Anne Look has more.

    Some African Countries Push to Toughen Anti-Gay Laws

    Published January 16, 2014

    Nigeria's president has signed a new bill into law that bans gay marriage, gay rights advocacy and public displays of affection between same-sex couples. Homosexual acts were already illegal in Nigeria. Human rights activists say the new law reflects a larger trend to ramp up anti-gay legislation and penalties. VOA's Anne Look has more.


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