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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesman confirmed that he had signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act on Jan. 7, 2014, providing penalties of up to 14 years in jail for a gay marriage. (AP/SUNDAY ALAMBA)
Opponents of Nigeria's anti-gay law are mobilising worldwide in solidarity with the country's LGBT community. The demonstrations come two months after the government passed a bill into law criminalising same-sex relationships.
In a global day of action, netizens are using hashtag #IStandWith9jaLGBT Friday to support those affected by the law, which prohibits marriage between people of the same sex. Offenders face punishment of up to 14 years in prison.