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Jamaica Should Repeal Gay-Sex Ban: LGBT Rights Body

BP World Bureau | Feb 18 2021 07:22:55 PM
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Top rights body of the Americas said that Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban.

The anti-homosexual law which was introduced in 1864, which referred to gay sex as "abominable crime of buggery" and "gross indecency", legitimised violence against LGBT people, said the rights body Human Dignity Trust.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled that criminalising homosexual people violates international law, in a symbolic landmark ruling on LGBT rights in the Caribbean.

ILGA advocacy group noted that homosexuality is illegal in 68 countries around the world. 

 Washington-based IACHR is the human rights arm of the Organization of American States.

Jamaican leadership is notorious for being homophobic and anti-feminist.