Obama in Kenya: ‘Treat people equally under the law’

25 Jul

Gay issues are a non-issues and that’s a fact. – Kenya

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President Obama meets Willliam Ruto, deputy president of Kenya, during Obama's visit to Nairobi. Ruto he is being tried at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity. In May,  he stated that in Kenya, In May, Deputy President William Ruto told a church congregation that in Kenya “we have no room for gays. President Obama meets Willliam Ruto, deputy president of Kenya, during Obama’s visit to Nairobi. Ruto is being tried at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity. In May, Ruto stated that in Kenya, “we have no room for gays.” (Photo courtesy of Daily Nation)

The Washington Blade reports:

President Obama [today] discussed LGBT rights during a press conference in Nairobi with his Kenyan counterpart.

“With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians, I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” said Obama in response to a question from Reuters reporter Jeff Mason about Kenya’s LGBT rights record. “I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law. And they are deserving of equal treatment under the law and the state should not discriminate based on their sexual orientation.”

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo courtesy of Africom.com) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo courtesy of Africom.com)

Mason asked Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta the same…

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