British Prime Minister, Theresa May, Tuesday insisted that Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth should consider legalising same-sex marriage.
At the first joint forum of Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster, the Prime Minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.
She noted that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the United Kingdom, 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 introduced… 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.