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President Obama Publicly Disagrees With Kenyan President On LGBT Rights

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President Obama, currently in Kenya, publicly disagreed with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at a press conference on the issue of LGBT rights.

Kenyatta called gay rights in his country a "non-issue."

Obama had another opinion.
"If somebody is a law-abiding citizen who is going about their business, and working in a job, and obeying the traffic signs, and doing all the other things that good citizens are supposed to do and not harming anybody - the idea that they are going to be treated differently or abused because of who they love is wrong."

"The idea that somebody is going to be treated differently because of who they love is wrong. Full stop."
Afterward, President Kenyatta said, "There are some things that we must agree we don't share. Our culture, our societies don't accept [homosexuality]."

It is currently illegal to be gay in Kenya, and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Kenyan leaders had requested that President Obama not to discuss gay rights on his first trip to the country.

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