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Theresa May Urges Nigeria To End Laws Against Same-Sex Marriages

Theresa May Urges Nigeria To End Laws Against Same-Sex Marriages

Henry Aho, president of the Tonga Leitis Association, an LGBTI advocacy organization in the Pacific island nation of Tonga, which is also a Commonwealth country, told the Washington Blade he is "encouraged by the admission of wrong doing".

These include countries with progressive LGBTI protections such as Canada, Australia and the UK.

There is a global trend towards decriminalising homosexual acts, but some countries, like Nigeria and Uganda, have imposed stricter laws.

She went on to praise the recent progress made by three Commonwealth member states who have recently decriminalised same-sex relationships.

'As a family of nations we must respect one another's cultures and traditions.

'Yet there remains much to do.

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May said nobody should be persecuted or discriminated for being who they are or who they love.

May drew cheers from some in the audience on Tuesday when she said: "Nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or who they love". Camps said Pride will call on the Prime Minister and the British Government to continue to stand up for LGBT+ rights in every forum in which they operate.

'We thank Theresa May for heeding our appeal and expressing deep regret for Britain's imposition of homophobic laws during the colonial era. But it should have been made in front of the Commonwealth leaders who oversee the enforcement of these repressive laws, not at a NGO side event.

This year's summit of the Commonwealth nations is officially hosting gay rights activists under the umbrella of the Commonwealth Equality Network, giving grassroots campaigners the opportunity to lobby global government ministers and officials directly.

The Prime Minister admits that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the United Kingdom, but said they were wrong then, and are wrong now.

Some activists, however, did not think May's comments would lead to permanent change even though she said Britain would support any country wanting reform.


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