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Obama Clashes With African Host Over Gay Rights

posted on June 27, 2013

Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press reports from Senegal, “President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage as a ‘victory for American democracy’ but clashed with his African host over gay rights in a sign of how far the movement has to go internationally.” After President Obama insisted equal rights in regards to gays should be recognized “universally,” President Macky Sall of Senegal, a country in which nine out of every ten people “believe homosexuality should not be accepted by society,” rebuffed, “We are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality.”

Read at Associated Press