A Fulani herdsman poses for a photograph during a horse race in Bida, Niger State, Nigeria. The herdsman might be well advised to ditch the earrings and adopt a more butch hairstyle if Nigeria’s Senate and House of Representatives have their ways, lest he be mistaken for a gay man and tossed into jail. Both legislative bodies of Nigeria have passed a “Jail the Gays” bill that would impose prison sentences of up to 14 years for the so-called crime of loving a person of the same gender. The only hope for sanity and tolerance to retain a foothold in Nigeria is if President Goodluck Jonathan vetoes the measure. 

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    Thats horrid, I hope he vetoes it..
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    Hoping this will be vetoed. Jail the gays is so messed up.
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