Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Nigeria Moves Against Gay People

Here's why the fight for equal rights in Uganda is so important. It sets a president for countries all over the world. If the persecution of any group is ignored in one country, it sanctions abuse in others.

There is a video attached to the following article, outlining what is happening in Nigeria:

14 years' imprisonment for gay couples. 

The reasoning from Senator Ahmed Lawan:

The population of this world would diminish.

What a tragic damnation of Nigeria's education system, that a Senator does not possess even basic mathematical reasoning.

In a quarter-century, at the rate Nigeria is growing, 300 million people — a population about as big as that of the present-day United States — will live in a country roughly the size of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. In this commercial hub, where the area’s population has by some estimates nearly doubled over 15 years to 21 million, living standards for many are falling.

The last thing Nigeria needs is more population growth.

Whereas only 2-10% of a population is thought to be gay. Even if 10% of the population of Nigeria were gay, it wouldn't come close to stemming their population increase problems.

And they put this man in charge of decision making?


If you'd like to write and point this out to him, his parlimentary e-mail address is:

Let us know how you get on. 

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