NigeriaCross-Dressing Ban: Nigerians React to the Seeking Bill

Cross-Dressing Ban: Nigerians React to the Seeking Bill

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Nigeria – Yesterday, a member of the House of Representative, Umar Muda, has introduced and submitted to the lawmakers a bill to prohibit cross-dressing in Nigeria.

Cross-Dressing Ban: Nigerians React to the Seeking Bill

The bill, presented on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 seeks to ban cross-dressing with the exemption of those using it for entertainment.

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According to the bill at discuss, a defaulting cross-dresser will be sentenced to 6 months in prison.

It reads; “A person engaging in cross-dressing is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment of 6 months or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira”.

The bill seeks to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 by including cross-dressing as one of the offences under the act.

Similarly, it will be recall that same-sex couples and gay persons face 14 years in jail if convicted by a court.

Since the presentation of the bill, some Nigerians have then took to social media to air their opinion.

 

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