Progress + disputes: Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia

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A recap of recent news about LGBTI rights in three of the Caribbean nations with laws against homosexual activity (Guyana, St. Lucia and Jamaica), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network:

Guyana President David Granger (Photo courtesy of merrill.umd.edu) Guyana President David Granger (Photo courtesy of merrill.umd.edu)

Guyana

Stabroek News of Guyana editorialized favorably on Ireland’s vote in favor of Marriage Equality:

“Marriage … is a concept, underpinned by individual love. Since this quality is not confined by sexual orientation – or, indeed by any other facet of identity, sexual or otherwise – there is no defensible reason for not redefining the institution to take account of our broader understanding and tolerance of human diversity. The civility and grace with which Ireland has managed this transition should be noted by every democratic society that hopes to get rid of outmoded and disabling traditions of its own.”

Guyana President David Granger, who…

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