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US Concerned By Liberian Leader's Comments on Gay People

Associated Press
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March 21, 2012
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The Obama administration chastised one of its most favored world leaders Tuesday, expressing “surprise and concern” over reports that Liberia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president was defending a law criminalizing the lives of gay people.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s remarks come as the impoverished African country’s legislature considers toughening punishments to include jail time.