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Nigerian Family Disowns Daughter Seeking Same Sex Marriage

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A Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking to marry another woman
Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking to marry another woman Photo source: Thecable
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The Shoremi family from Ogun state has disowned Shalom Shoremi, one of  its daughter, for seeking to get married to a woman.

 

In a newspaper advertorial, the family announced that it had severed all ties with Shalom.

Shalom had reportedly approached a federal marriage registry for approval

to consummate her marriage to her partner.

 

The family said the application was rejected in line with the same-sex marriage

probation act of 2014 which declares the act illegal in Nigeria.

 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan had signed the anti-gay bill

into law in January 2014.

 

A Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking to marry another woman
Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking to marry another woman Photo source: Thecable

 

The law prescribes 14 years imprisonment for those convicted of homosexuality.

“The attention of Shoremi Family of Ogun State has been drawn to an

application for a special marriage license sought by

Shalom T. Shoremi,” the advertorial read.

 

“She had requested for a special marriage license at the Federal Marriage

Registry on 22nd of March, 2018 to allow her consummate a same sex marriage,

which was rejected as it in variance with the marriage 

Act of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

 

“The family is disassociating itself from the move and has served ties with her.

“We also disown her on the grounds that what she planned

to do is against the law in Nigeria.

 

“She will also not be entitled to anything from the family inheritance.”

In April,  Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom,

called for an end to laws against same-sex marriages in Nigeria

and all other countries within the Commonwealth.

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