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Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth

Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth
April 17
10:18 2018
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Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom, has called for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.

While speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday, the minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.

She said she understands that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the UK, adding that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now.

“Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago, continue to affect the lives of many people  tens of millions of young people. Criminalising same-sex relations and failing to protect women and girls.”

“I am all too aware that these laws were put in place by my own country; they were wrong then and they are wrong now.

“As the UK’s prime minister, I deeply regret that those laws were introduce…as a family, we must respect one another’s cultures and traditions, but we must do so in a manner consistent with equality, as it is clearly stated in the Commonwealth charter.

“Nobody should face discrimination or persecution because of who they are or who they love and the UK stands ready to help any Commonwealth member wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible.”

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  1. The facts
    The facts April 17, 14:12

    Madam May, I will only accept that you are very serious on the issue, when polygamy is brought back into England statutory book. Remember it was there before. With that change, mr May can now legally marry another wife as addendum to the old and ever busy feminist he has to share ‘ the other room’ with. Same sex marriage is condemned by God, according to the Holy Bible. Madam, are you not going to the heaven again ?

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