More than 40 Nigerians due in court over alleged homosexuality

Police in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, are expected to bring more than 40 men to court today after they were arrested for alleged acts of homosexuality at the weekend.

The men were detained at a hotel in Lagos’ Owode Onirin area, the Punch newspaper reports quoting a police spokesman.

Olarinde Famous-Cole added that the hotel had been “cordoned off while the investigation is carried out”.

Even where homosexuality is legal, many countries treat those in same-sex relationships differently, such as having an unequal age of consent or a ban on marriage. In Russia, host of the Sochi Winter Olympics, a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional” sexuality to under-18s was introduced last year.

So, where is it illegal to be gay? Which countries allow same-sex marriages? Explore the map of UN member states below to find out. Countries are coloured and categorised by their most anti-gay or pro-equality laws.

 

 

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