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British PM May wants Buhari, others to welcome homosexuality

British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Tuesday urged Nigeria and other Commonwealth Nations to abolish laws against same-sex marriages.

May, who made the demand when she spoke at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster, argued that while it was needful for cultures and traditions of people to be respected, that such must be done in a manner consistent with equality as stated in the Commonwealth charter, which does not allow laws criminalising same-sex relationships.

“Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago, continue to affect the lives of many people, tens of millions of young people. Criminalising same-sex relations and failing to protect women and girls.

“I am all too aware that these laws were put in place by my own country; they were wrong then and they are wrong now. As the UK’s prime minister, I deeply regret that those laws were introduced.

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“As a family, we must respect one another’s cultures and traditions, but we must do so in a manner consistent with equality, as it is clearly stated in the Commonwealth charter.

“Nobody should face discrimination or persecution because of who they are or who they love and the UK stands ready to help any Commonwealth member wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible.”

 

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