Benue assembly outlaws same sex marriage
The Benue State House of Assembly has passed a bill that prohibits same sex marriage and prescribes a 14-year jail term for any person convicted of the offence.
Speaker of the House, Terkimbi Ikyange, announced resolve of the members to outlaw any marriage contract or civil union entered into between persons of same sex in the state.
Ikyange said same sex union is alien to the culture and tradition of the state and as such needs to be prohibited.
The bill known as Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Law, 2018 was passed after a clause by clause consideration.
The bill also prohibits the registration of gay clubs, societies and organisations, their sustenance, procession and meeting as well as public show of same sex amorous relationship directly or indirectly.