Tuesday: Nigeria anti-gay law, Mississippi conjugal visits, El Paso wrongly convicted, Aussie bats, and more...



The love that dare not speak its name. Nigeria enacts its Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act -- and gay activists there say it has sparked nothing less than an all-out witch hunt.

Separation anxiety. Conjugal visits were all Robin Latney-Johnson and her imprisoned husband had -- and now that Mississippi is ending the practice, her next visit will be their last.

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Collusion course. Newly released letters suggest that the British government collaborated with the Indian military on a brutal attack on a Sikh shrine in 1984 -- and now Sikh groups are demanding answers.

A moving, and then moving again, story. Last summer, the Tymchyna family lost their home during the flooding in Alberta -- and now they've been given two weeks' notice that they're about to lose their temporary home., he'll spray-paint his anti-graffiti manifesto on the side of his house. In a letter to his local paper, a Swedish man says the Internet should be shut down -- and his letter promptly goes viral on the Internet.

As It Happens, the Tuesday edition. Radio that would like to inform that gentleman: nowadays, history retweets itself.  


NIGERIA ANTI-GAY LAW Duration: 00:07:40

Officially, it's called the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. But activists in Nigeria have already dubbed it the "Jail the Gays Law." And for good reason.

The act was signed by the country's president last week. Sentences range from ten years in jail for membership or encouragement of a gay club or society -- to fourteen years for gay marriage.

Dorothy Aken'Ova is founder of Nigeria's International Center for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights. We reached her in Minna, Nigeria.

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