Canadian PM Trudeau raises gay rights with Senegal leader

By : Wire Report
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Above: Justin Trudeau (Photo by Michael C. Lavers)

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised Senegal’s criminalization of homosexuality during his visit to the West African nation Feb. 12, but Senegal’s leader told journalists afterward that “we’re comfortable with our laws.”

The exchange between Trudeau and Senegalese President Macky Sall highlighted the impasse the United States, Canada and other Western nations have had in persuading Senegal and most African countries not to jail gays and lesbians.

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