I believe she is choosing her battles. Not that I'm defending on the existing law criminalizing homosexuality at the moment in Liberia. We all want a world with equal right and no discrimination but as it is mentioned in the article Liberia is not ready for a debate on gay rights. Quoting the article "Liberians need public education on the issue. Our society is not at that point yet to have a civil conversation on the issue"
We have to understand that this is a third world country. Even after ending the dictatorship in 2003, Liberia is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Forgive me for saying this, but the country has other issues.
The president is trying to fight against corruption, exploitation of the country's natural resources and mass youth unemployment, and without the support of the parliament she won't get anywhere. I believe once the whole country is in a better economic position, with higher living standards and educated society, they will be ready to tackle equality.
It is also mentioned the president won't signed those two other extremist tougher bills presented by the wife of the former president. I hope she keeps her word.
I live in a developing country. In Ecuador, the law criminalizing homosexuality was abolished in the late 90's. It was the LGBT community in those days that fought for this right and I'm thankful for their courage. Wasn't it the raids in June of 1969 when the LGBT community in New York started the pride movement? They stood up for their own rights.
If the LGBT community in Liberia doesn't fight for their own rights they won't get anywhere. Every country has its own revolution boiling point and we have to support them once they are ready.