Same-sex marriage could become a crime in Liberia. Liberian House of Representative members plan to consider a bill Tuesday that would not only ban but make gay marriage a criminal act, All Africa reports.


Liberian First Lady Sen. Jewel Taylor

The proposed bill is similar to one that former Liberia First Lady Sen. Jewel Taylor already introduced in her chamber. Gay marriage would garner criminal penalties. Liberians caught engaging in gay sex—or “voluntary sodomy”—can currently face up to a year in prison, according to the U.S. State Department.