Gay Jamaicans Sue State

Two gay Jamaicans have launched a legal challenge to colonial-era laws, which in effect criminalise homosexuality, on the grounds that they are unconstitutional and promote homophobia throughout the Caribbean. The landmark action, supported by the UK-based Human Dignity Trust, is aimed at removing three clauses of the island’s Offences Against Persons Act of 1864, commonly […]

I Support Equality, Says Jamaican PM

The newly elected Prime Minister of Jamaica has come out in favour of respecting the human rights of “gays”. Portia Simpson Miller spoke in a live TV debate and said that Jamaica should support equality for gay people. When pushed on the issue of whether she would have a gay in her cabinet she said the only criteria for […]