Crossdressing Ban Proposal in Nigeria is Unacceptable

On the 5th of April, 2022, a member of the National Assembly, Umar Muda, introduced a bill to ban crossdressing. If passed, the bill would outlaw crossdressing.

The bill also seeks to alter the 2013 Same-sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act by inserting crossdressing as one of the act’s offences. But isn’t it absurd that a law-abiding citizen may end up behind bars for something as little as a choice of cloth?

The government must understand that a person’s choice of attire may be described as an expression of individual liberty and autonomy. It is an explicit statement protected under the right to freedom of expression…..

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