How Many African States Make Same-Sex Relations Illegal? (at Least 34)

Africa - BannerJuly 28, 2015 – Reported by AllAfrica.com – After the US president urged that gay and lesbian people be treated equally under the law in Africa, media reported that same-sex relations are illegal in 36 Africa states. Is this correct?Attitudes to gay rights in Africa were in the spotlight during US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya.Speaking at the State House in Nairobi, with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta looking on, Obama said: “With respect to the rights of gays and lesbians – I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this – I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law.”The UK’s Guardian reported on Obama’s comments, writing that “Africa has been described as the world’s most homophobic continent with same-sex relations illegal in 36 of 54 countries and punishable by death in a handful”. This number was then tweeted by scientist and author, Richard Dawkins…story continues below

via allAfrica.com: Africa: How Many African States Make Same-Sex Relations Illegal? (at Least 34).

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