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Reps consider bill seeking to ban cross-dressing in Nigeria and jail offenders for 6 months

Reps consider bill seeking to ban cross-dressing in Nigeria and jail offenders for 6 months

Umar Muda, a member of the House of Representatives has launched a bill to ban cross-dressing in Nigeria.

The bill, read on the ground of the House on Tuesday, April 5, seeks to ban cross-dressing with the exemption of those utilizing it for leisure.

If the proposed legislation is passed, cross-dressers will probably be sentenced to six months in jail.

“A person partaking in cross-dressing is responsible of an offence and liable to imprisonment of 6 months or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira,” the bill says.

The bill seeks to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 together with cross-dressing as one of many offences below the act.

Recall that same-sex {couples} and homosexual persons face 14 years in jail if convicted by a courtroom.

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