MONROVIA, Liberia -- This West African nation's Senate today is considering a bill that would outlaw marriage equality and make homosexuality a first-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
The bill was presented by Sen. Jewel Taylor, Liberia's former first lady, who is known for her homophobic opinions.
Liberian law currently considers gay relationships a first-degree misdemeanor with a punishment of up to one year in prison.
If the Senate passes the bill, it would then go the House for a vote.