Nigeria, Other Commonwealth Nations Should Allow Same-Sex Marriage – British PM

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The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has called on all Commonwealth nations with restrictive laws on same-sex marriage to relax such laws.

May said this on Tuesday while addressing leaders of Commonwealth nations at the ongoing Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Westminster, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, TheCable‘s Tiyani Mayowa reported.

The British Prime Minister noted that no Commonwealth nation should have laws restricting same-sex marriage.

According to her, the foundation of such laws in the Commonwealth nations originated from the British, who have since discovered the error in their ways and made amends.

She added that the laws were wrong.

May’s pronouncement is perceived as a big boost for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, especially in Africa, which has suffered marginalisation for years.

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