Nigerian lesbian loses battle in court to register a lesbian organization

By Mike Daemon

An Abuja federal high court has dismissed a suit filed by Nigerian lesbian Pamela Adie seeking to register a lesbian organization in the country.

Pamela Adie. Photo courtesy: Facebook

The case with suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/827/2018 was filed by Pamela Adie against Corporate Affairs Commission after her application to register an organization with the name “Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiatives” was rejected on the ground that it is misleading, offensive, contrary to public policy and violates an existing law that prohibits same-sex marriage in Nigeria.

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The organization’s primary objective was to advocate for the rights of sexual minority women in Nigeria.

The sitting judge Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday 16, dismissed the suit stating that so far as the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act is still much operative in Nigeria and has not been repealed, the right to form same sex and gay unions and associations is prohibited and CAC is right to have rejected the application for being in contravention of public policy and morality.

Source: http://www.barristerng.com

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