House of Representatives introduces bill seeking to amend Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (2013) and ban cross-dressing in Nigeria.

Written by on April 6, 2022

The House of Representatives has introduced a bill seeking to amend the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (2013) and also ban cross-dressing in Nigeria.

Honourable Muda Lawal Ulnar, who sponsored the bill, on Tuesday, during plenary, made reference to Section four of the same-sex Marriage Prohibition Act (2013).

According to him, cross-dressing – which is the act of wearing items of clothing not commonly associated with one’s sex – whether done privately or publicly, should be banned.

He also proposed a-six-month imprisonment or a fine of five hundred thousand naira for anyone found guilty.

In addition, Honourable Muda also sought for Section seven of the Principal Act to be amended by introducing the word cross-dressing.

Kevin Madu

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