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July 26, 2012

Petition calls for Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to reject law which criminalizes gay marriage

Gay rights activists are calling on the Liberian president to lose her Nobel Peace Prize if she signs a ban on gay marriage into law.

The Liberian Senate unanimously supported a bill criminalizing same-sex marriage, but the country's leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is yet to sign the proposal into law.

Now campaigners are calling for the African president to lose her Nobel Peace Prize if she does not reject the homophobic legislation.

July 26, 2012

Petition calls for Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to reject law which criminalizes gay marriage

Gay rights activists are calling on the Liberian president to lose her Nobel Peace Prize if she signs a ban on gay marriage into law.

The Liberian Senate unanimously supported a bill criminalizing same-sex marriage, but the country's leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is yet to sign the proposal into law.

Now campaigners are calling for the African president to lose her Nobel Peace Prize if she does not reject the homophobic legislation.

July 21, 2012

Liberia is moving to make entering into a same-sex marriage an actual crime, but it remains to be seen whether President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will sign the bill into law

The Liberian Senate has unanimously supported a bill banning same-sex marriage which would make entering into one an actual crime.

However President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is yet to sign the bill into law.

The bill passed on Thursday amends Liberia's Domestic Relations Law to make entering into a same-sex marriage a second degree felony.

Under the law entering into a same-sex marriage would be a bailable offence, and those convicted would only have to spend a short amount of time in prison or pay a fine.

July 21, 2012

Liberia is moving to make entering into a same-sex marriage an actual crime, but it remains to be seen whether President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will sign the bill into law

The Liberian Senate has unanimously supported a bill banning same-sex marriage which would make entering into one an actual crime.

However President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is yet to sign the bill into law.

The bill passed on Thursday amends Liberia's Domestic Relations Law to make entering into a same-sex marriage a second degree felony.

Under the law entering into a same-sex marriage would be a bailable offence, and those convicted would only have to spend a short amount of time in prison or pay a fine.

July 20, 2012

Government and Opposition MPs in the West African nation of Liberia have questioned President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s anti-gay credentials and have demanded she declare where she stands on the issue

Government and Opposition MPs have called on the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to declare a definite position on gay rights, despite her public comments on the issue earlier this year.

Opposition MP Bhofal Chambers demanded that Johnson-Sirleaf provide a clear position on the issue at an event formalizing the Liberian Parliament’s Fellowship of Christian Lawmakers.

At the event Liberian MPs denounced same-sex marriage as ‘immoral,’ citing the story of Sodom and Gomorrah from the Bible.

July 20, 2012

Government and Opposition MPs in the West African nation of Liberia have questioned President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s anti-gay credentials and have demanded she declare where she stands on the issue

Government and Opposition MPs have called on the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to declare a definite position on gay rights, despite her public comments on the issue earlier this year.

Opposition MP Bhofal Chambers demanded that Johnson-Sirleaf provide a clear position on the issue at an event formalizing the Liberian Parliament’s Fellowship of Christian Lawmakers.

At the event Liberian MPs denounced same-sex marriage as ‘immoral,’ citing the story of Sodom and Gomorrah from the Bible.

May 29, 2012

Joe Wiah reportedly hunted by armed men in Liberia over support for gay rights

Armed men in Liberia threatened to kill a gay activist's children if his wife didn't hand him over, reported the country's Daily Observer newspaper.

The attackers stormed the Congo Town home of Joe Wiah in the early hours of 18 May, accusing him of supporting same-sex marriage legislation in the notoriously homophobic African nation.