Commonwealth: Maybe talk about LGBTI rights in 2018?

Not sure if better late than never applies here but let’s say I remain skeptical.

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Baroness Scotland (Photo courtesy of The Telegraph) Baroness Patricia Scotland (Photo courtesy of The Telegraph)

Commonwealth nations have been unwilling to talk formally about dropping the anti-LGBT laws that remain on the books in 40 of the 53 countries that once were part of the British Empire.

That might change in 2018, says the next secretary-general of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, who is a citizen both in the United Kingdom and in Dominica, where she was born.

She was named as the next secretary-general on Nov. 27 at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta.

She told The Independent that she would “absolutely” be talking to member states about LGBTI rights early in her term in office. But she acknowledged that she might not succeed in getting the topic on the agenda for the next CHOGM meeting in early 2018:

 “What we have to accept is that this [decriminalizing homosexuality] is something that will…

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