You already can’t legally marry a person of the same sex in Nigeria. New proposed legislation, sponsored by twenty-six homophobic Nigerian senators, all of whom must certainly know gay people in their families and/or communities, suggests imprisonment for up to five years for people “witnessing, aiding, or abetting” such a union.

The penalty for entering into a same-sex marriage under the proposed measure would be three years’ imprisonment. The penalty for witnessing/aiding/abeting a marriage would bring five years imprisonment or a fine of ?2,000 (2,000 naria, or US$13 in a country where the average annual income is US$1,200). If a group of persons witness/aid/abet a marriage, the fine is ?50,000.

[h/t Box Turtle Bulletin]