ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Trump Administration Won’t Press African Countries Over Anti-gay Laws, Mick Mulvaney Says

07/26/2018 | MSN

The Trump administration will not press countries to abolish their anti-LGBT laws, Mick Mulvaney has said. Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration, made the comments at the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, DC. In his speech, Mulvaney lashed out at the “previous administration” – referring to President Obama’s term in office – for pressing for the rights of LGBT people to be respected around the world. President Obama famously pressed the Kenyan President over the country’s anti-gay law, which attaches a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment to acts of gay sex.


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