Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Court Rules Antigua’s Ban On Same-Sex Acts Unconstitutional

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Campaigners have hailed a ruling by Antigua and Barbuda’s high court declaring the country’s law criminalising same-sex acts between consenting adults unconstitutional.

The court handed down the ruling on Tuesday in response to a case filed by a gay man and two rights groups.

According to the ruling, the law contravened constitutionally guaranteed rights to liberty, freedom of expression, and protection of personal privacy.

Antigua Observer reported that Justice Marissa Robertson ruled that sections 12 and 15 of the Sexual Offences Act of 1995 contravene sections 3, 12, and 17 of the constitution of Antigua and Barbuda.

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The online publication said the sections speak to a person’s right to liberty, protection of the law, freedom of expression, and protection from discrimination based on sex.

Women Against Rape and the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE)welcomed the court ruling.

“We are very much hoping the Antigua ruling will prompt other legal systems in the Caribbean to review their laws and policies, and how they impact on vulnerable populations,” Women Against Rape President Alexandrina Wong told the BBC.

And ECADE says seven Caribbean countries still have versions of statutes that prohibit same-sex intimacy.

The BBC quoted the group as saying that other constitutional challenges in Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia are expected to be concluded before the end of the year.

 

 

 

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant ?
    Let him who walks in the dark, who has no πŸ’‘ light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on GOD.
    But now,all you who light πŸ”₯ fires and providing yourselves with πŸ”₯flaming torche…
    Go, walk in the light of your πŸ”₯fires and of the torches you have Set ablaze.
    This is what you shall receive from my hand ; You will lie down in πŸ”₯ torment.
    ” Listen to me,my people ;hear me,my nation :
    The will go out from me ;my βš–οΈ justice will become a light to nations.
    My righteousness draws near πŸŒ€speedily,my Salvation is on the way,and my arm will bring βš–οΈ justice to the nations…..
    But my Salvation will lasts forever,my righteousness will never fail ‼️

    “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your ❀️ hearts :
    Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.
    Whoever rebells against the word of the prophecy,has invoke a curse be upon his/her generations…
    For the moth will eat them up like garment ;the worm will devour them like wool….

    But my righteousness will last forever,my Salvation through all generations ‼️

  2. Bunch of homophobic hypocrites…who taught you to hate…the same religion and bible that taught you about Sodom and Gomorrah encourage the enslavement of your ancestors….still your ancestors fought for their rights and freedom which in some ways you are still fighting for today…so if the LGBTQ+ are fighting for their rights, it’s because you infantile pillocks are on the wrong side of history… LGBTQ+ are people too and deserve their rights…no one gives a toss what you hypocrites do behind your closed doors and crapo knows what some of you get up to behind closed doors…so live and let live…it’s a shame on your hypocritical houses that some of you would bear such hatred and towards LGBTQ+ individuals yet call yourself Christians…long live the LGBTQ+ people…it’s freedom for all or freedom for none…

    • If you give battyman, mama man, sodomite and Gomorrahmites their freedom then, pedophiles, rapists and murderers will want their freedoms too…. When will there be checks and balances where boundaries are concerned with a decadent, immoral and quickly degenerate world. There’s a special place where all rapists, sodomites and pedophiles go after the bell sounds bing bong! More fyah!!!!!!

      • Goaty..u seem to be forgetting one thing…LGBTQ+ love by concent. They choose to be with whom they love….. paedophiles, rapist and murderers don’t act by concent. So your flawed philosophy don’t stand the test…wheel and come again….

  3. Satan 🐍is Real !
    Struggling With Sin :
    We know that the law is Spiritual ;
    but I am unspritual, Sold as Slave to sin. I do not understand what I do.
    For what I want to do I cannot do, but what I hate I do,I agree that the law is good. As it is no longer I myself who do it,(but it is the sin living in me),
    I know that nothing good lives in me, that is,in my sinful nature.
    For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
    For what I want to do ;no,the 😈 evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing.

    Now if I do what I want to do,it is no longer I that do it, but it is 😈 evil living in me that does it.
    The mind of the 😈 evil man is ⚰️ death, but the mind controlled by the sprit is life and peace ;the evil 😈mind is hostile to God.
    It does not submit to God’s law,nor can it do so. Those controlled by the evil nature cannot please God.
    These are the things that brings disaster and 😭 mourning in the land.
    Keep away from them ❗

    • And the same bible that said god created Adam and Eve also said slaves obey your masters with respect and fear… Ephesians 6:5-9(NIV )New international version…KJV uses the plural noun Servants…to soften the directive to obey your masters but it’s no different…now since you are so religious maybe you might want to follow that order and take your prudish rear back to those days of slavery where the whip was hard on your ancestors’ back so you can live by the word of god to the T….can you now see how stupid religion makes you?

      • Friend, you may bool as much as you want. Maybe until your boyo come out your rASS. That’s your prerogative. However, it is our RIGHT to abhor all that we deem to be unnatural (which booling is). The escape for shit can never be, naturally or religiously, an entrance for lolo. Madness! Sexual intercourse has always been for procreation. That is the reality of nature (since you do not accept religion). Is there any way a man booling a man can “bring forth” a child? NEVA! The sperm that has been deposited into your “poop hole” will just be “shitted” at the next bowel movement. Garcon, go give God your life and stop taking our alphabets in y’all magee tann! Y’all have taken words like “gay” and “pride” out of people’s mouths and to give them “alternative” meanings.

      • @The Crow…. unfortunately I could not give a direct reply under your message starting ‘ Friend you may bool….’ because there was no reply button there…..so I have decided to respond here….. THE TRUTH HURTS, doesn’t it?…it shows how weak your argument is when you have resorts to such language…typical of those with poor reasoning skills and limited vocabulary…..it shows..blast and bluster without any substance…..and for that language to come out your mouth and soon after, you encouraging me to give god my life?…it appears that even though u seem or appear to have god, u have not learned what it is to be human with compassion…if you were an advert for religion/ Christianity, I surely would not follow ….and that is my point….you hypocrites play Christian but have the worst attitudes towards other fellowmen who simply want to live their lives….and I can’t believe you kiss your beloved mother with that dirty mouth of yours….such a shame…THE TRUTH HURTS.

  4. Too much miseducation and brainwash education that man on man is right. Those same idiots should be defending procreation to the max , how the hell they justify getting here; it’s not man on man put them here, it’s not woman on woman get them here ?? No matter what they try or what these clowns do they can’t procreate, all they are doing is adopting or freezing eggs to claim they have a family. The problem with society their is no push back from straight people defending procreation we gave up our rights and are force in acceptance of this slackness…….IT’S A LIFESTYLE THAT’S ALL IT IS.

  5. Well well well, it’s my bam bam. B@@ling has been around even before Sodom and Gomorrah, so toof. If it’s so immoral, why then do you Godly people bugger the females. Just asking? You Hypocrites, he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone. The verdict is welcomed! Me bull atae. Lol

  6. No matter what the courts may say, the act of a man washing another man’s Lolo is never going to be natural. Another man booli@g another man is NEVER going to be natural. That’s why aids spread all over the place and today the monkeypox. It’s because of booli@g! Unnatural acts breeds unnatural consequences. Now, let’s hear from the bool@rs now.

    • You know what else isn’t natural?…. lipstick, nail polish, green, blue orange and other ‘unnatural’ colors hair and braids, wigs. Fake lashes, mascara, jewellery, perfume, antiperspirant…

      • goose and gander i am sure if u a man u wel like the women wiith all of it..and if u are a woman u must have had at least one at some point……hence we all are sinners

      • @not me more than u and vice versa
        i am a heterosexual male……and yes i do like women with those ‘unnatural’ additions/alterations…..i am also NOT homophobic…to each his own. People just like to categorize things and people. Place them in a group and criticize their choices. if you’re gonna bash one; bash them all……what makes life so beautiful is our own individual idiosyncrasy. Live and let F****** live!!!

  7. Since when has the caribbean been approving buggery? Caribbean people are following the same destructive path as the heathen Americans, British and Canadian liberals! Enjoy all your batty man fest while it lasts! Russia and china are on their way to your neck of the woods soon! When china invades taiwan then ALL hell breaks loose! America will not be able to do NADA because ALL THEIR MONEY AND WEAPONS are being sent to UK-rain! Let those who have ears πŸ‘‚ let them hear! World 🌎 War Z Conquest has now started coming from North to South! Those countries who did the enslaving and captivity will be the ones enslaved and in captivity REVELATION 13:10!

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