Bobrisky and colleagues laugh last as reps step down bill to ban cross-dressers. A bill seeking to ban cross-dressers was stepped down on Tuesday.
The sponsor of the bill, Muda Lawal, was asked to step down the bill by the deputy speaker, Idris Wase, who stated that the argument wasn’t convincing enough.
The bill’s purpose is to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 by including cross-dressing as one of the offences under the act.
Recently, cross-dressers have become quite popular in Nigeria. Some notable cross-dressers in the country include Bobrisky and James Brown.
With the proposed law, cross-dressers would have been risking six months in prison.
Recall that same-sex couples and gays can face up to 14 years in jail if convinced by a court.
It is worth adding that this bill isn’t absolutely rejected; it could still be debated again if the sponsor provides a convincing argument.