The sexual orientation question in Nigeria : cultural relativism versus universal human rights concerns

Show simple item record Chimakonam, Jonathan O. Agada, Ada 2021-10-15T06:07:46Z 2021-10-15T06:07:46Z 2020-12
dc.description.abstract We note that a political consensus on LGBT rights equating human rights is nowhere in sight in contemporary Nigeria. We rekindle the debate between universalism, as represented by the claim that human rights are the same everywhere, and cultural relativism, the conservative platform of the resistance to gay rights. We assert that the argument in favour of gay rights is rationally compelling but that the opinion of the overwhelming majority of Nigerians who oppose homosexuality cannot be easily dismissed. We examine arguments for and against the decriminalisation of homosexuality and conclude that supportive arguments validated by the harm principle present a convincing case for decriminalisation, notwithstanding the prevalence of anti-decriminalisation sentiments in Nigeria. en_ZA
dc.description.department Philosophy en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chimakonam, J.O., Agada, A. The Sexual Orientation Question in Nigeria: Cultural Relativism Versus Universal Human Rights Concerns. Sexuality and Culture 24, 1705–1719 (2020). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1095-5143 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1936-4822 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s12119-020-09705-9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020, Springer Science Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature . The original publication is available at en_ZA
dc.subject Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Religion en_ZA
dc.subject Universalism en_ZA
dc.subject Cultural relativism en_ZA
dc.subject Homosexuality en_ZA
dc.subject Gay rights en_ZA
dc.title The sexual orientation question in Nigeria : cultural relativism versus universal human rights concerns en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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