British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.
At the first joint forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Westminster yesterday, the prime minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.
May said she understood that most of the laws against same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth nations were made by the UK, arguing that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now.
The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, who was bitter with Theresa May’s call, said Nigeria should pull out of the Commonwealth.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, who spoke to The Guardian on phone from Rome, said:
In my church, we condemn same-sex marriage. The National Assembly has clearly taken a position that is very much in line with that. It is also against our culture, which considers it as an abomination.