HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » Obama clashes with Africa...

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:28 AM

Obama clashes with African host over gay rights

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 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.

Obama said recognition of gay unions in the United States should cross state lines and that equal rights should be recognized universally. It was his first chance to expand on his thoughts about the ruling, which was issued Wednesday as he flew to Senegal, one of many African countries that outlaw homosexuality.

Senegalese President Macky Sall rebuffed Obama's call for Africans to give gays equal rights under the law.

"We are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality," Sall said, while insisting that the country is "very tolerant" and needs more time to digest the issue without pressure. "This does not mean we are homophobic."

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-clashes-african-host-over-gay-rights-134627018.html

"This does not mean we are homophobic."

5 replies, 1319 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Obama clashes with African host over gay rights (Original post)
alsame Jun 2013 OP
Bluenorthwest Jun 2013 #1
alsame Jun 2013 #3
Aristus Jun 2013 #2
busterbrown Jun 2013 #4
Jeneral2885 Jun 2013 #5

Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Sall is an idiot who is definitive of his nation's lack of humanity. 'It is a crime to exist but we

 

are not homophobic'. What bullshit, what a hate soaked idiot. How self important are these superstitious fools?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:46 AM

3. Pretty damn self important. Did you

see this quote?

"We are in a Muslim country, so we certainly cannot have it here," he said. "And for me it's not OK to have this anywhere in the world."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:46 AM

2. I wonder how Sall would respond if someone said to him:

"I'm not racist, but you people..."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:03 PM

4. “must” Perfect!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alsame (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:39 PM

5. So is Obama going to use the MCC, USAID, State Department

and other US aid programmes to push for gay rights around the world?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread