Culture clash: Obama, Senegalese host at odds on gay rights as US president opens Africa trip

  • by: JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 2:35 PM

DAKAR, Senegal — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality.

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