‘I’ll continue to pressure African leaders on gay rights,’ US President says

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is said to have refused suggestions on the same-sex issue ‘point blank’ after a US official said Nigeria would be compelled to legalize gay marriage.

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari and US President Barack Obama during a meeting at the White House.

US President, Barack Obama has said he will continue to pressure African leaders on the need to recognize gay rights and end discrimination.

Obama expressed his sentiments on the issue to BBC ahead of a trip to his ancestral home in Kenya.

“I am not a fan of discrimination and bullying of anybody on the basis of race... religion... sexual orientation or gender,” he said.

US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield had said, on Monday, July 13, 2015 during a live-web chat with journalists, that Nigeria, as well as other governments with anti-gay legislations, would be pressured to change its stance on the issue.

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