PRI's The World: 01/14/2014

January 14, 2014

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A new anti-gay law in Nigeria explicitly outlaws same-sex marriage; it also makes it illegal for anyone to advocate gay rights. Also, Trappist monks put their seal of approval on the first batch of Trappist beer officially allowed to be brewed in the US. And, singing the blues in Vietnam.

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It just got even tougher to be gay in Nigeria

Technically, it's been illegal to be gay in Nigeria since the country's independence from Britain in 1960. But the wording was vague and the law was hard to enforce. Now a new law just signed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan creates an effective dragnet with the ability to arrest any Nigerian who is gay or who supports or advocates on any issues related to homosexuality.

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