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Challenge To Nigerian Anti-Gay Law Dismissed But LGBT Activists Hopeful

28 Oct

LGBT NigeriaSince the infamous bill become law recently, many LGBT and human rights activists have pulled together resources to try to fight the law. Interestingly enough the first person to attempt to bring down the law is  a straight ally, Teriah Joseph Ebah, who does not live in Nigeria. The case was however dismissed as the court said the plaintiff could not prove how the law harmed him personally and hence he was not qualified to bring the case to the court. From what I’ve been told, this is not at all the end of the line, even though it is a setback of sorts but it leaves open the door for a future case. The clear problem is that the only ones who are affected by this ruling may have unique difficulties in actually bringing this case to court since it means that one has to admit to being gay for the law to be seen as a source of harm and coming out carries certain risks – loss of employment, verbal and physical attacks among others. However LGBT activists seem positive and I really hope z new, stronger case is made soon. Read the rest of the story here.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “Challenge To Nigerian Anti-Gay Law Dismissed But LGBT Activists Hopeful

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    October 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks, D.C., for publishing this with the explanation on a future challenge. Much love and naked hugs! 🙂

     
    • D.C.

      October 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Right back at you Roger xx

       
  2. Tom Janus

    November 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Always a sad commentary when it comes to Nigeria..it just never ends, and unless some miracle happens, I guess it never will.

     
    • D.C.

      November 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      I keep hoping for a miracle also but..

       

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