British Prime Minister Theresa May, has urged Nigeria and other Commonwealth countries not to discriminate against same-sex marriages.
She said this at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday.
She explained that laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the UK, adding that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now.
She noted that there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.
“Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago, continue to affect the lives of many people tens of millions of young people. Criminalising same-sex relations and failing to protect women and girls.”
“I am all too aware that these laws were put in place by my own country; they were wrong then and they are wrong now.
“As the UK’s prime minister, I deeply regret that those laws were introduce…as a family, we must respect one another’s cultures and traditions, but we must do so in a manner consistent with equality, as it is clearly stated in the Commonwealth charter,” she said.
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