British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has advocated for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.
Speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings, in Westminster, on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.
Saying she understood that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth nations were made by the UK, she added that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now.
May added, “As the UK’s prime minister, I deeply regret that those laws were introduced…as a family, we must respect one another’s cultures and traditions, but we must do so in a manner consistent with equality, as it is clearly stated in the Commonwealth charter.
“Nobody should face discrimination or persecution because of who they are or who they love and the UK stands ready to help any Commonwealth member wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible.”