Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, Whoopi Goldberg condemned Uganda's and Nigeria's laws that allow LGBT people to be rounded up and criminally punished.

BY Michelle Garcia

March 02 2014 1:49 PM ET

Comedian and activist Whoopi Goldberg criticized nations like Uganda and Nigeria for adapting hateful messaging from anti-LGBT people from the United States who have promoted their rhetoric in other countries.

Goldberg's video was a reminder to viewers that both Nigeria and now Uganda have passed laws that criminalize homosexuality with jail, and in some instances, even death.

"Dozens of LGBT Nigerians were rounded up -- when was the last time you heard that? People being 'rounded up?' It isn't good."

Tags: Nigeria, Uganda, World

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