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African Leaders Asked for Tolerance of Gays

African Leaders Asked for Tolerance of Gays

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At an African Union summit in Ethiopia Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged leaders to stop treating African homosexuals as "second-class citizens or even criminals."

The Boston Globereports that Ban said the issue of antigay discrimination "had been ignored or even sanctioned by many states for far too long" and acknowledged that facing this discrimination would be difficult.

Homosexuality is illegal in many African countries.

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