Nigerian bishop happy law bans same-sex marriage

February 3, 2014

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing a law prohibiting all types of same-sex relationships.

In a meeting with journalists Jan. 20, the bishop also thanked the National Assembly for passing the bill.

“As far as I am concerned, anybody who lives in Nigeria and most parts of Africa know that culturally, religiously and morally this is not our life and culture,” he said.

Jonathan signed the law Jan. 16. It makes same-sex marriage and same-sex relationships punishable offences.