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July 23, 2013

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that if diplomats who are in same-sex marriages are sent to the West African nation they will be allowed to do their jobs despite the country’s law criminalizing same-sex marriage

Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ashiru has said that Nigeria will allow foreign diplomats married to people of the same sex into the country despite its ban on same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

Ashiru made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in London yesterday.

May 3, 2012

Annual report on human rights and democracy outlines steps UK took to promote LGBT rights abroad. Diplomats will continue the pressure despite a backlash

Britain will continue fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the globe despite a backlash for some countries.

That's the pledge the Foreign and Commonwealth Office gave Gay Star News as it released an annual report on human rights.

The report on human rights and democracy was launched by foreign minister William Hague and has an LGBT section.

It outlines some of the activities and diplomatic positions taken by the foreign office in 2011 to protect and promote global LGBT rights.