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JAN 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Nigerian Sharia enforcers emboldened by anti-gay marriage law

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Islamic law enforcers in north Nigeria's biggest city on Wednesday vowed a crackdown on homosexual activity, in the wake of new anti-gay marriage legislation that has sparked international outrage. The Hisbah's pledge came as Sharia court officials in the northern state of Bauchi announced that a number of men had been charged with breaking the law banning homosexuality. Nigeria was one of 78 countries worldwide to ban homosexuality even before confirmation this week that the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 had made the statute books. But in ... Read More

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