James Brown, Bobrisky, Jay Boogie and other Nigerian cross dressers have entered into jubilation mood as bill to ban cross-dressing suffers setback.
According to reports making the rounds online, a bill that attempts to outlaw cross-dressing in Nigeria has temporarily suffered a setback.
Remember that the measure was submitted in April 2022 and aims to add cross-dressing as an offense to the 2013 same-sex marriage (prohibition) statute.
Crossdressers run the risk of receiving a five hundred thousand naira fine or six months in jail under a proposed law.
It is important to note that this is not a rejection of the bill; if the sponsor makes a strong case, it may still be discussed again.
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill (SSMPA) into law on January 7, 2014. The SSMPA’s stated goal is to forbid marriages between people who share the same sex. Its reach is actually considerably wider. The law bars any same-sex sexual partners from living together and forbids the “public display of same sex romantic relationship.”