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Trump targets LGBTQ protections

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The Trump administration will soon make it easier for federally funded adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples, Axios' Sam Baker and Jonathan Swan reported on Friday.

The big picture: In just 2 years, the Trump administration has worked to undo a major chunk of the protections the LGBTQ community secured under President Obama.

Kenya upholds laws that criminalize gay sex

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LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda and DR Congo protest to demand protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya's High Court ruled to uphold laws that criminalize gay sex and relationships on Friday, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: The decision upholds the status quo across much of Africa after the court decided that criminalizing gay sex does not violate Kenya's updated 2010 constitution, "which guarantees equality, dignity, and privacy."