John Kerry

John Kerry Condemns Nigerian Law Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Says it restricts freedom

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday condemned a new law in Nigeria prohibiting same-sex marriages, calling it a "dangerous" restriction on freedom.

"The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria's enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act," Kerry said in a statement released by the State Department. "Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians."