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Gay rights activists are said to be starting an online petition calling for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to lose her Nobel Peace Prize if she signs into law an anti-gay bill criminalizing same sex marriage here, according to The UK Guardian.

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The Liberian Senate last Thursday passed into law an anti-gay bill seeking to prevent same sex marriage here, which if concord by the House of Representative will be forwarded to President Sirleaf for perusal and subsequent signing into law.

The Anti-Gay Bill which probates same sex marriage is sponsored by Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard Taylor.

The Senate’s Chairman on Judiciary, Cllr. Joseph Nagbe said the anti-gay bill is second degree felony under the Liberian law, meaning it is a baliable crime and violators can pay lower fees or face minimum imprisonment.

But Coenie Kukkuk of Mr Gay South Africa said on Wednesday that the group wants to hold President Sirleaf to a promise she made to veto any bill on homosexuality, be it legalising it or toughening laws against it.

He was quoted as saying the group will campaign for her 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked and the prize money repaid if she signs the bill.


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