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AlwaysExcited

Trinidad and Tobago judge rules "anti-sodomy" laws unconstitutional

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AlwaysExcited

I don't know if I should put this here or in WWoS, but this seems to be more appropriate. 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/trinidad-and-tobago-sexual-offences-act-ruled-unconstitutional

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Gay sex between consenting men in Trinidad and Tobago could soon be decriminalised following a court judgment that campaigners said might spark similar decisions elsewhere in the Caribbean.

In a ruling on Thursday, judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited “buggery” and “serious indecency” between two men, criminalised consensual same-sex activity between adults, and were unconstitutional.

“The judge came down on the right side of history in this case by striking down the buggery law and ruling it as unconstitutional,” said Kenita Placide, Caribbean adviser for rights group OutRight Action International, in a statement.

The decision followed a similar ruling in Belize in 2016.

It looks like they still have a long way to go before law looses power, but this is still worth celebrating. :gay-rainbowflag:

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