Unanimously, the Liberian Senate opposed the legalization of gay marriage.
The amendment was thus added to the constitution of the country while adding "or persons of the same sex" to the text, as read by the chairman of the judiciary committee Joseph Nagbe.
According to AFP, homosexuality is considered taboo in Liberia.
It would also seem that another bill to criminalize sexual relations between two same-sex people is currently before the House of Representatives.
AFP also wrote that in a letter to the Guardian, the Liberian government said there were no anti-gay laws "and as such the president could not be defending a law on homosexuality."
"What the president is on record as saying is that any law brought before her regarding homosexuality will be vetoed. This statement also applies to an initial attempt by two members of the Liberian legislature to introduce tougher laws targeting homosexuality," the letter said.
It then adds : "The reality is that the status quo in Liberia has been one of tolerance and no one has ever been prosecuted under that law.
"The president also thinks that, with the unprecedented freedom of speech and expression Liberia enjoys today, our budding democracy will be strong enough to accommodate new ideas and debate both their value and Liberia's laws with openness, respect and independence."
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