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Liberia Senate Takes Up Anti-Gay Bill

Jim Burroway

February 23rd, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that the Liberian Senate is expected to debate today a bill which would make homosexuality a first-degree felony, which would provide a penalty of between ten years and life in prison, or the death penalty at the discretion of the judge. Liberia’s former first lady, Senator Jewel Taylor, submitted a bill last week that would also criminalize same-sex marriage.  The AP reports that Liberia’s president, Nobel Peace Prize Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said she will not sign any such bill into law.

UPDATE: Warren Throckmorton has the text of the proposed bill here. I tried to get to it this morning but his web site was down.

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