President of Kenya William Ruto says the religion of Islam in his country cannot accept homosexuality.
According to Ruto, Kenya cannot to permit gay marriage.
“We have our culture, and values, Christianity and Islam cannot allow women to marry each other, or men to marry fellow men,” Ruto was quoted by DW.
This comes after a Supreme Court ruling, which allowed the LGBTQ community to register lobby groups in Kenya.
Speaking during the launch of the Women Enterprise Fund in the Capital Nairobi, as reported by DW, President Ruto also said “I want to assure the women that I will not accept men to give you competition for husbands; where will you get husbands? ”
Most African presidents have denied the idea of imposing homosexuality in their countries. Recently, President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni also denied that he cannot allow homosexuality in his country.
Homosexuality refers to attraction between people who are the same sex. It comes from the Greek word homos, meaning “the same.”
It is a sexual orientation, as opposed to a gender identity such as male, female, and non-binary. People who are homosexual could refer to themselves as gay, lesbian, LGBTQ, queer, or a number of other terms.