July 02, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) –
Governor of Nigeria’s oil wealthy Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said Nigeria took the right steps by having laws against same sex marriage, describing it as unlawful union.
Speaking when members of the state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba, Senator Okowa stated, “on same sex marriage, Nigeria has taken a position, the National Assembly has passed a law prohibiting it which was signed into law.”
“Nigeria has taken the right part when it comes to same sex marriage,” the Governor said adding that it was important for Nigerians to always have their trust in God to enable them succeed in their actions.
Immediate past Senior Special Adviser to the Delta State Government on Religious Matters, Rev. Godspower Agbuduta lauded Governor Okowa for kicking against same sex marriage, observing that gay marriage is un-African and anti-Christian.
“Nigeria is a disciplined nation, homosexuality is not of God, the entire Christian race don’t believe in that and I thank our Governor for taking a stand on the issue,” he said.
Recall that last week, the U.S. Supreme Court affixed a stamp of legitimacy on such marriages anywhere in the country.
The 5-4 Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage amplified the ideological divided in the highest court in the United States. Meanwhile, all three female justices, two of whom were nominated to the highest bench by President Barack Obama, cast their net with the decision to allow same-sex marriage.
President Obama, a self-acknowledged convert to the idea of the humaneness and propriety of same-sex marriage, added his voice to the chorus of “amen” to the majority decision that gay people had the right to marry. The president said that “Today, we can say, in no uncertain terms, that we have made our union a little more perfect.” –
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