Obama Argues Over LGBT Rights With African Leader
After significantly declaring that marriage equality should cross state borders in the U.S., President Obama pressed for LGBT rights in Africa—a move that wasn't welcomed with open arms by Senegal's President Macky Sall.
Though the two didn't speak about gay rights during a private meeting at the presidential palace, Obama later said that he respects differing religious views, but finds it important for Africans to embrace equality and nondiscrimination under the law.
President Sall didn't exactly take the message to heart.
"We are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality," Sall said. "This does not mean we are homophobic."
Homosexuality remains illegal in 38 African nations, four of which punish the LGBT with death.