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Belize fundamentalists hope to appeal sodomy ruling

In the Belize court system, the last word hasn’t yet arrived regarding the Aug. 10 victory by LGBT rights activist Caleb Orozco, who, with support from his United Belize Advocacy Movement (Unibam), successfully challenged the country’s anti-sodomy law. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruled that the sodomy provisions of Section 53 of the criminal code were … Continue reading

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Caribbean overview: LGBT rights vs. anti-gay status quo

The Trinidad newspaper Newsday provides these overviews of anti-gay protests, recent anti-gay violence, and gay-rights activism in Caribbean countries.  The overviews are part of an extensive article on the life and work of LGBT activist and Erasing 76 Crimes blogger Maurice Tomlinson. The article includes Tomlinson’s view of Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, who proposed … Continue reading

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Belize sodomy law on trial, Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the constitutional challenge against the Belize sodomy law, Section 53, brought by Caleb Orozco, leader of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (Unibam).  Asa DeMatteo, a clinical psychologist living with his same-sex spouse in San Francisco, is blogging from the courtroom in Belize. His first dispatches appeared yesterday on Tumblr and Twitter … Continue reading

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Belize challenge to anti-gay law, 140 characters at a time

Asa DeMatteo, a clinical psychologist living with his same-sex spouse in San Francisco, is blogging from the courtroom in Belize where the constitutional challenge to Section 53, the Belize anti-sodomy law, is taking place. His first dispatches via Tumblr appeared on this blog as “Dramatic scene: Challenge to Belize sodomy law under way.” The challenge was … Continue reading