British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and other countries within the Commonwealth.
May made the call while speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday, where she said there should be no laws prohibiting same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.
The PM admits that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the UK, but said they were wrong then, and are wrong now, TheCable writes.
“Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago, continue to affect the lives of many people, and tens of millions of young people,” she said.
“I am all too aware that these laws were put in place by my own country; they were wrong then and they are wrong now.
“As the UK’s prime minister, I deeply regret that those laws were introduce…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.”
May on Monday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari at no 10 Downing Street, where the president reiterated his commitment to tackling the security situation in the country.