Theresa May to Buhari, others: Allow homosexuality in your countries

Ibrahim Sha'ban
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President Muhammadu Buhari with British Prime Minister Theresa May at N0. 10 Downing Street on Monday, April 16, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari with British Prime Minister Theresa May at N0. 10 Downing Street on Monday, April 16, 2018

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has advocated for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and other Commonwealth countries.

Speaking on Tuesday at the first joint forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting in Westminster.

She said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.

Mrs May said she was aware that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the United Kingdom, adding that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now.

“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 introduce…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because of who they are or who they love and the UK stands ready to help any Commonwealth member wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible,” she added.