In passing, the newspaper’s editorial spoke against the “buggery law” that makes male homosexual activity a crime in Jamaica. That law has been local activists’ primary target.
The editorial stated that Jamaica’s law against same-sex marriage “has its foundation in a deep-seated, if slowly receding, homophobia that has caused us to maintain the buggery provisions, which, essentially, criminalise male homosexuality and allows the State the role of commissar of sexual preferences and to invade the privacy of people’s bedrooms. It matters nought that the power is little used; its existence is chilling.”
One activist commented about the editorial, “This was totally unexpected! The Jamaican LGBT community…
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