Obama raises equality issues around gay rights in Africa

Hours after arriving in Africa, Barack Obama’s backing of equal gay rights has highlighted the reality of a continent that largely criminalizes gays.

“So my basic view is that regardless of race, regardless of religion, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation, when it comes to how the law treats you, how the state treats you — the benefits, the rights and the responsibilities under the law — people should be treated equally. And that’s a principle that I think applies universally, and the good news is it’s an easy principle to remember.”

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Obama raises equality issues around gay rights in Africa

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-28-obama-raises-equality-issue-as-gays-in-africa-face-discrimination/

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About Mercy

Mercy is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative, the one and only LGBTI Health and Human rights organization in Ethiopia Please feel free to Contact him at: rainbow-ethiopia@mail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted on June 28, 2013, in African LGBTI News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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