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Former Nigerian President Speaks Out For Marriage Equality

Unfortunately, the religious right in America has stoked homophobic fires all throughout Africa. The good news is that people like Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria, aren’t going to stand for it anymore. At a forum on economics, he spoke out against an act that not only bans same-sex marriage but makes same-sex affection punishable with up to 10 years in prison. We’ve got that and more news about marriage equality around the world in this month’s roundup.

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