White House applauds Malawi pardon for gay couple

As reported by The Associated Press and posted on washingtonpost.com:


"The White House hopes it's a new day for gay rights in the African nation of Malawi and around the world.

"Presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House was pleased to learn that Malawi's president on Saturday pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 14 years in prison because of their sexual orientation."

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