President Barack Obama learned of the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage en route to Senegal.
The West African nation, like many in the Sub-Saharan region, has made homosexuality a criminal offense.
At his news conference in Senegal, Obama called for equal rights for gays in Africa.
His host, Senegalese President Macky Sall, had a different point of view.
"We are not homophobic, gays are not persecuted, but for now they must accept the choices of other Senegalese," Sall said.
Despite that disagreement, many Senegalese are excited about Obama's visit, says Dakar-based artist Keyti, who raps the news on Senegalese TV.