Reuters Examines Gay Rights In Africa Ahead Of U.S. President Obama’s Visit In Late July
Reuters: Before Obama trip, U.S. gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa
“U.S. President Barack Obama hailed last week’s Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a ‘thunderbolt’ but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month. … For many African leaders, whipping up anti-gay sentiment wins popular approval, even when it puts them at odds with the views of Western donors and, according to the World Health Organization, hinders the global fight against AIDS…” (Dzirutwe, 7/1).