Gay Rights Come to Caribbean
365Gay.com, January 3,
By Ben Thompson, 365Gay.com Newscenter
Grand Cayman Gay rights have finally come to Britains Caribbean colonies.
On New Years Day a law passed by the British parliament, over the objections of the
colonies went into effect, abolishing the laws against sodomy between consenting adults.
The repeal came after two years of debate in which local politicians feared that
altering the stance on sodomy would be an unpopular move. Britain needed to force the
change in order to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights and the
International Convention on Civil and Political Rights.
Religious leaders in the Caribbean have promised to protest against the changes. The
repeal covers Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and
the Turks and Caicos Islands.