President Obama publicly disagreed with his Kenyan counterpart over gay rights today as he urged African nations not to discriminate against individuals based on sexual orientation.
When asked about the Gay rights issue today in Kenya, President Obama said;
“The US believes in the principle of treating people equally under the law and that they are deserving of equal protection under the law and that the state should not discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and I say that recognizing that there may be people that have different religious or cultural beliefs but the issue is how does the state operate relative to people.
You can look at the history of people around the world. When you start treating people differently not because of the harm they are doing to anybody but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedom is beginning to erode.