ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Will Trinidad & Tobago Ditch Anti-Gay Laws this Summer?

05/08/2018 | eTurboNews

Laws in Trinidad and Tobago may soon decriminalize gay sex following a court ruling on April 13 of this year. Judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited “buggery” and “serious indecency” between two men, criminalized consensual same-sex activity between adults and were unconstitutional. This summer in July, a final judgment on how to deal with the sections of the act is expected, and if all goes the way the LGBT groups are hoping, soon Trinidad and Tobago will be able to welcome a wider spectrum of travelers with open arms. This is sure to boost tourism in the islands and improve the economy. The case was brought in 2017 by Jason Jones, an LGBT activist who was born in T&T but currently lives in Britain. In an online campaign, he said he wanted to challenge laws inherited while the country was under British rule.

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