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President Barack Obama alludes to LGBT rights during service in Africa for the late Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama alluded to LGBT rights in his tribute today to late South African President Nelson Mandela:

"The struggles that follow the victory of formal equality or universal franchise may not be as filled with drama and moral clarity as those that came before, but they are no less important.  For around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease.  We still see run-down schools.  We still see young people without prospects for the future.  Around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their political beliefs, and are still persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship, and who they love. That is happening today."  (Applause.)


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