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A Critical Assessment of the Validity and Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under the Nigerian Legal System

A Critical Assessment of the Validity and Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under the Nigerian... 1722155 (retrieved 16 October 2012). 5 Loving v. Virginia 388 US 1 (1967). 6 For instance, in 2000 the Netherlands became the first country to legalise same sex marriages. Belgium passed a similar law in 2003, except that it limited marriageable partners to those whose national laws allowed such marriages (i.e. Belgians could only marry Belgians or Dutch). Samesex marriages are also granted and mutually recognised by Spain (2005), Canada (2005), Norway (2009), Sweden (2009), Portugal (2010), Iceland (2010), Argentina (2010), Denmark (2012) and France (2013). In Mexico, same-sex marriage is recognised in all 31 states but only performed in Mexico City. In Nepal, their recognition has been judicially mandated but not yet legislated. In Africa, South Africa (2006) is the only country that legally recognises same-sex marriage. 7 See, for example, section 1(2) of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2014. In Meribe v. Egwu,8 the Supreme Court was called upon to pronounce on the validity of one such marriage.9 The facts of the case are as follows: the land in dispute belonged to one Nwanyiakoli who, because she was barren, married Nwanyiocha (the plaintiff's mother). Nwanyiakoli paid the bride price and bore other incidental costs of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

A Critical Assessment of the Validity and Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under the Nigerian Legal System

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press 2016
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Articles; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
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1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2016.0162
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Abstract

1722155 (retrieved 16 October 2012). 5 Loving v. Virginia 388 US 1 (1967). 6 For instance, in 2000 the Netherlands became the first country to legalise same sex marriages. Belgium passed a similar law in 2003, except that it limited marriageable partners to those whose national laws allowed such marriages (i.e. Belgians could only marry Belgians or Dutch). Samesex marriages are also granted and mutually recognised by Spain (2005), Canada (2005), Norway (2009), Sweden (2009), Portugal (2010), Iceland (2010), Argentina (2010), Denmark (2012) and France (2013). In Mexico, same-sex marriage is recognised in all 31 states but only performed in Mexico City. In Nepal, their recognition has been judicially mandated but not yet legislated. In Africa, South Africa (2006) is the only country that legally recognises same-sex marriage. 7 See, for example, section 1(2) of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2014. In Meribe v. Egwu,8 the Supreme Court was called upon to pronounce on the validity of one such marriage.9 The facts of the case are as follows: the land in dispute belonged to one Nwanyiakoli who, because she was barren, married Nwanyiocha (the plaintiff's mother). Nwanyiakoli paid the bride price and bore other incidental costs of

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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