Cross-dressers may soon end up in prison if a new bill to prohibit cross-dressing in Nigeria is passed into law.
Umar Muda, a member of the House of Representatives introduced the bill which was read on the floor of the House on Tuesday.
It seeks to ban cross-dressing with the exemption of those using it for entertainment.
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In recent times, some crossdressers have become very popular in Nigeria, especially, Instagram entertainer, Bobrisky.
With this proposed law, crossdressers now risk 6 months in prison if passed.
The bill seeks to amend the same-sex marriage (prohibition) act of 2013 by including cross-dressing as one of the offences under the act.
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Recall that same-sex couples and gay persons face 14 years in jail if convicted by a court.
“A person engaging in cross-dressing is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment of 6 months or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira.”
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