In what it is calling a “pre-emptive step,” the open-minded (ok, maybe not so much) Nigerian government is going in the same direction as some U.S. red states and banning same-sex marriage. Sort of the exact opposite thing that’s going on at the Southern end of the continent.

Bitches President Olusegun Obasanjo:

“Such a tendency is clearly un-Biblical, unnatural and definitely un-African,” he told a conference of Nigerian bishops in October 2004.

How do we deal with a country that has taken such an anti-gay stance? Call on their celebrity natives for help! So, we’re putting a call out to Sade, asking her to speak out against her homeland’s position.

We feel like she owes us. After all, we’re queer enough to have The Best Of Sade loaded onto our iPods.

Nigeria to outlaw same-sex unions [BBC]
The Best of Sade [Amazon]

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