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Gay marriage could be outlawed in Nigeria

It is a bill that could radically push back on gay rights in Nigeria.

Members of the west African country's House of Representatives are debating a bill on same-sex marriage, which was passed a year ago by the country's senate.

Under the new bill, same-sex marriages would carry a 15 year prison sentence, and individuals who witness or help these couples would face ten years in jail themselves.

The proposed law has received widespread approval in the country but how do members of Nigeria's gay community feel?

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been finding out.

  • 02 Jan 2013