Trudeau’s Response To Same-Sex Marriage Question In Liberia Wasn’t Good Enough

The Huffington Post Canada | By Ryan Maloney/

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia on Thursday November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia on Thursday November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New Democrats are questioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to defending LGBTQ rights abroad after his response to a question about same-sex marriage in an African nation where gay activity is criminalized.

At a press conference with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday, Trudeau was asked to address how many people in the West African nation don’t accept gay marriage, even though it has been legal in Canada for more than a decade.

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