European Parliament strongly condemns anti-LGBTI laws in Uganda, Nigeria and India

In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament strongly condemned recent moves to criminalise LGBTI people in Uganda, Nigeria and India. Parliament also called on Russia to repeal its law prohibiting the propaganda of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’.

Earlier this month, Nigeria’s President signed the ‘Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill’, punishing people in a same-sex relationship with up to 14 years in prison, and anyone running a gay bar or organisation with 10 years in prison.

Last month, the Ugandan Parliament adopted the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’, which punishes consensual relationships between adults of the same sex with life imprisonment, support for LGBTI people’s rights with 7 years’ imprisonment, and the non-denunciation of LGBTI people with 3 years’ imprisonment.