Support for suit against “buggery law” from most popular newspaper in Jamaica.
Jamaica’s premier newspaper supports my challenge to the anti-sodomy law!
Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM | Jamaica Gleaner
Activist/attorney Maurice Tomlinson at Montego Bay Pride, Jamaica, on Oct. 25, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson)
Hopefully, Maurice Tomlinson has greater insulation than was available to Javed Jaghai, so as to allow him to sustain, to the final tier of the court system, if necessary, his constitutional challenge to Jamaica’s anti-sodomy, or buggery, laws.
For we, like Mr Tomlinson and many other rational Jamaicans, know instinctively that not only are those laws offensive to the universal principles of individual rights and freedoms, but they are probably contrary to guarantees afforded by Jamaica’s Constitution.
Under Jamaica’s anachronistic sections of the Offences Against the Person Act, anal penetration, even between consulting adults, including husband and wife, and conducted in utmost privacy, is illegal, for…
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