June 27, 2013 / 11:39 AM / 4 years ago

In Africa, Obama lauds court ruling and urges gay rights progress

DAKAR (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday lauded the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage as a victory for American democracy and he urged African nations to enact laws that did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) greets Senegalese First Lady Mariame Faye Sall (L) as Senegalese President Macky Sall greets U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Daniel Flynn and David Lewis

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