Trinidad and Tobago became a republic in Last year, it was one of five countries which amended its laws to ban child marriage. Being convicted of buggery carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, according to the law. Quick guide What are the laws against homosexuality in the Caribbean?
Video Local gay rights advocates have welcomed the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitutional Court to strike down the decades-old buggery laws.
It is lovely to see evidence of progress across the region. Commendations to Jason Jones and colleagues from organisations there on their success.
This court is not qualified to do so. However, this conclusion is a recognition that the beliefs of some, by definition, are not the beliefs of all, and, in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, all are protected and are entitled to be protected under the Constitution," Rampersad argued.
Jones argued that Section 13 of the country's Sexual Offences Act, which criminalises anal sex, is unconstitutional because it violates his right to privacy, liberty, and freedom of expression.
In reacting to the ruling, Jones said: I think we must all come together now and embrace each other in love and respect. The court will also meet to hear whether the offending sections should be struck down in their entirety and to deal with the issue of cost.Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT persons in Trinidad and Tobago face legal challenges not experienced by nonLGBT residents Households headed by samesex couples are not eligible for the same rights and benefits as that of oppositesex couplesLaws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people vary greatly by country or territory everything from the legal recognition of.
Members of the public in Trinidad and Tobago have also roundly condemned Guardian, a local newspaper, for featuring the details of Ahye's personal life on its front page Tuesday.
The article, published just days after Trinidad & Tobago's High Court has ruled the country's sodomy laws were homophobic and unconstitutional. Consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex have now been deemed as legal by the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, however, celebrations could be short-lived with the government planning to appeal the ruling.
Trinidad and Tobago's religious leaders ‘unite to divide’ people around the issue of gay rights.
brought a case against the state claiming that the country's “buggery” law was infringing upon his constitutional rights.
Photo by Maria Nunes, used with permission. Trinidad and Tobago's government has said that it will appeal the.
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A high court judge has delivered a historic ruling striking down the buggery laws from the statute books in Trinidad and Tobago. Justice Devindra Rampersad presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice last week delivered the landmark ruling in favor of Trinidad-born gay rights activists.
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