Because the world is a pile of garbage, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has effectively banned being gay by outlawing "gay marriage, public displays of same-sex relationships, and belonging to gay groups." If you're caught being gay you could go to jail for 14 years, because THAT'S NOT INSANE AT ALL:
Amnesty International urged Jonathan to reject the bill, calling it "discriminatory" and warning of "catastrophic" consequences for Nigeria's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Under the terms of the law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or civil union can be sentenced to 14 years in prison while any such partnerships entered into abroad are deemed "void".
I feel like if your name is Goodluck you sort of have an obligation to being fantastic and not a monster? Nigeria is really religious, so that's the excuse they're going with to violate human rights to such an astonishing degree.