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WATCH: Antigay Discrimination Is 'So One Month Ago,' Says Jon Stewart

WATCH: Antigay Discrimination Is 'So One Month Ago,' Says Jon Stewart


The Daily Show host notes that while some nations may be backward when it comes to LGBT rights, progress in the U.S. is still fairly recent.

Jon Stewart's time as the hilariously snarky host of Comedy Central's The Daily Showmay be coming to a close in just a few days, but right now he still has a lot to say about the state of LGBT equality in the U.S.

On last night's episode of the show that made him a star, Stewart dedicated a segment to a speech President Obama gave during his recent visit to Kenya -- a country that is decidedly hostile to gay people. "The idea that they are going to be treated differently or abused because of who they love is wrong," Obama said in the speech.

Obama had more things to say about the treatment of LGBT Kenyans during his visit. "As somebody who has family in Kenya and knows the history of how the country so often is held back because women and girls are not treated fairly, I think those same values apply when it comes to different sexual orientations," he said.

"What kind of backward, intolerant country would treat people differently just because they're gay? That is so one month ago," Stewart said sarcastically, a reference to just how recently America afforded its gay citizens nationwide marriage equality through a landmark Supreme Court decision.

Watch Jon Stewart's breakdown of Obama's visit to Kenya below.

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