A young lady, Shalom Shoremi, has been disowned by her family after she sought approval from a federal marriage registry to marry her lesbian partner.
According to an advertorial in a Nigerian newspaper, the Shoremi family from Ogun State said it was disowning the lady for bringing shame to the family and going against the laws of Nigeria which prohibits same-sex marriage.
The advertorial read, “The attention of Shoremi Family of Ogun State has been drawn to an application for a special marriage license sought by Shalom T. Shoremi.
“She had requested for a special marriage license at the Federal Marriage Registry on 22nd of March, 2018 to allow her consummate a same sex marriage, which was rejected as it in variance with the marriage Act of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
“The family is disassociating itself from the move and has served ties with her.
“We also disown her on the grounds that what she planned to do is against the law in Nigeria.
“She will also not be entitled to anything from the family inheritance.”
Recall that former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 signed a Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act which stipulated a 14-year jail term for any offender.