Black People Politics : Barack Obama tells African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination

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    The US president, Barack Obama, has launched an unprecedented defence of gay rights in Africa,
    telling Kenya’s president that the state has no right to punish people because of “who they love”.

    Obama, visiting his late father’s homeland for the first time as US president, confronted Uhuru
    Kenyatta and millions of Kenyans watching on television with his “unequivocal” views. Homosexual
    acts are illegal in Kenya and surveys show nine in 10 people find them unacceptable.

    Obama’s comments were swiftly criticised by Irungu Kang’ata, an MP in Kenyatta’s governing party.
    “They are in bad taste,” he said. “It’s a breach of the principle of sovereignty and equality of states.
    What if Kenyatta goes to America and says it should abolish the death penalty? Or for example it is
    like Obama goes to London or Madrid or The Hague or even Japan and says your monarchy is
    oppressive and a waste of money and should be done away with. In the same manner he can’t come to
    Kenya to tell us things that are unacceptable.”

    Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ndon-anti-gay-discrimination?CMP=share_btn_fb
     
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    Obama's remarks: Does anyone agree? Yes, no?
     
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    i agree.
     
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    :10500:maybe he will tell the police to stop killing us?
     
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    I think he was told up front to mind his own business





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    Having said that, has a precedent been set?

    Could/should a foreign national leader come to the u.s. a point out flaws
    and suggest they be corrected?
     
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    Yes, no?

    ....Thoughts?
     
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    didn't the Israeli PM come here and do just that?
     
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    i think that is the only way that black people will get any attention......
     
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    I think so, I forgot what the pm was talking about as
    I don't believe/recall it had anything to do with the u.s.
    domestic policy.
     
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