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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Gambian Law Restricting LGBT Rights

Media sources report on the U.S. Department of State’s press statement expressing concern over a Gambian law restricting LGBT rights.

Associated Press: U.S. condemns Gambia’s anti-gay law
“The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia’s president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts…” (11/24).

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Concerned by Passage of Discriminatory Law, Arrests of LGBT Individuals
“We are dismayed by President Jammeh’s decision to sign into law legislation that further restricts the rights of LGBT individuals and are deeply concerned about the reported arrests and detention of suspected LGBT individuals in the Gambia…” (Rathke, 11/24).

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