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Liberia’s Former First Lady Introduces Senate Bill Making Homosexuality A Felony

Right now, it’s just a mere misdemeanor to be gay in Liberia, thanks to the government powers in its capital, Monrovia (right). If you get caught in a gay relationship, you can face up to a year in prison.

Now the AP reports that Liberian Senator Jewel Taylor, herself the former First Lady, is introducing a bill that would ban gay marriage and make homosexuality a first-degree felony, carrying jail sentences of up to 10 years. She’s like the opposite of Hillary Clinton.

Speaking of which: we’re sure Hil-dawg’s unapologetic championing of gay rights as human rights on the international level will have something to say about this.

Thankfully, Liberia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said she will not sign any anti-gay bill into law.

Photo via Jonathan Harrison

On:           Feb 23, 2012
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    • Ray

      Cut of all money from America and Europe. Stop using our tax money to make animals fat while American children go hungry.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville

      @Ray: There are plenty of vile homophobic bigots right here in the good old USA readily pushing for criminal prosecution of us homos too! And, looking at the likes of Rush Limbaugh, they are already fat too!

      And as a reminder, since 1994, South Africa’s Constitution has granted full rights to all including sexual orientation, providing marriage, adoption, inheritance, medical care, etc. to same-sex couples — 10 YEARS BEFORE MASSACHUSETTS BROUGHT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TO THE US.

      This new and current ant-gay witch-hunts in Africa all stem FROM AMERICAN BIGOTS BRINGING THEIR ANTI-GAY BIGOTRY CONCEPTS TO AFRICA.

      Bottom line, Africans are humans too, though, just like here in America, there are plenty of humans bigots who act like animals.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      How ironic.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J.

      Africa is a shit hole. Vut off al funding and investments from the West and China and see how they deal with it. my guess Africa will imploded on themselves in a year…

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad

      @The Real Mike in Asheville: Well if they can be manipulated so easily in Africa, won’t don’t we send a whole bunch over there to just tell them gays are good.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wolfsbane McDogstail

      LMFAO!! Let’s all cut off the welfare supply from the US and Europe and see how long little miss Liberia’s bigoted legislation lives to see the light of day! Remember Africa; Money talks!!

      Feb 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion

      Thank God for President Sirleaf!!

      Feb 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz

      Liberia got its name because it was where slaves were sent back to Africa from America to lead “liberated” lives. It doesn’t sound as if it’s very “liberated” there at all. Kudos to President Sirleaf for standing up to the bigots and doing the right thing though!

      Feb 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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