Dominica

LGBTI Rights in Dominica


ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

Dominica High Court accepts challenge to sodomy laws

A constitutional challenge against laws that criminalize same-sex intimacy in the Caribbean country Dominica was to be heard today at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, acting as the High Court of Justice…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Dominican Anglican church goes rogue on gay rights

The current Lambeth conference of global Anglican bishops has been rocked with divisions over the issue of same-sex marriage.  In contrast, the primates (heads) of the global Anglican Communion declared in 2016…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Evangelical pastor forces delay in Dominica lawsuit

Conservative Christians in Dominica are seeking to torpedo a lawsuit that challenges the nation’s anti-sodomy law. Merely by requesting the right to enter the lawsuit, an evangelical pastor today brought about the…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Lawsuits in Four Caribbean Countries Challenge Colonial-era Sodomy Laws

LGBTI people in four Caribbean countries over the last year have filed lawsuits against their nations’ colonial-era sodomy laws. Javin Johnson and Sean Macleish on July 26 filed a lawsuit against two…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2019

Gay man challenges Dominica’s anti-LGBT laws

A newly filed lawsuit seeks to overturn Dominica’s anti-gay law, building on the global push for decriminalisation of LGBT people. If successful, the suit will eliminate one of the last remaining anti-sodomy…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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