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By Jon Ben Asher, 365Gay.com Newscenter
London The British Virgin Islands has declared war on gays and lesbians. The
Caribbean territory is up in arms over a plan by the British government to repeal
anti-gays in all of its colonies.
The Blair governments move has already outraged other Caribbean colonies but is
intent on passing the legislation. The government had tried for several years to have the
colonies amend their laws on their own. When this failed, the government said it would
unilaterally abolish the laws.
All of Britains colonies have laws forbiding gay sex. These laws were enforcered
from varying degrees from colony to colony.
On the Virgin Islands they were rarely used.
Nevertheless, leaders from the Virgin Islands 17 Christian faiths met on the weekend to
formulate a plan to oppose London.
The clerics passed a resolution opposing the plan and vowed to begin preaching against
homosexuality in the coming weeks.