Speaking over the weekend, Mark said the Bill would be passed into law irrespective of pressures from some sections of the international community and human rights activists demanding the legalization of same s*x marriage in the country. It is now a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment of not less than 14 years.
In his words: “We will not compromise on this. I want to invite you all to join the crusade of decency in our society.
“There are many good values we can copy from other societies but certainly not this one (same s*x marriage).
“We have to prove to the rest of the world, who are advocates of this unnatural way that we Nigerians promote and respect sanity, morality and humanity.
“Every individual is a product of the union of a man and woman.”