Jamaican Minister of Justice Snubs United Nations' Call For LGBT Equality

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    May 26, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Earlier this month, Senator Mark Golding, Jamaica's minister of justice, remarked that the conservative island nation was not interested in extending legal protections to its LGBT people. The decision came in response to the United Nations' insistence that Jamaica has had an objectively negative relationship with its LGBT population and has done little to protect them.

    Source: http://www.towleroad.com/2015/05/jamaican-minister-of-justice-snubs-united-nations-call-for-lgbt-equality.html
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    May 27, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    I went to Jamaica over Xmas, I can luckily pass for a straight guy aha
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    May 28, 2015 2:25 AM GMT
    the queen should step in soon and do something. SHE is the one who should be making waves in the entire commonwealth.
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    May 28, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
    Apparition saidthe queen should step in soon and do something. SHE is the one who should be making waves in the entire commonwealth.


    Although she is head of state, she is more of a figure head. The Jamaica Government wants to replace her with a republic.
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    May 28, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
    Remington47 saidI went to Jamaica over Xmas, I can luckily pass for a straight guy aha


    Does that include being a womanizer? ;)
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    May 29, 2015 2:26 AM GMT
    Jamaican me crazy.
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    May 29, 2015 3:48 PM GMT
    Remington47 saidI went to Jamaica over Xmas, I can luckily pass for a straight guy aha


    unfortunatly it dosent help the LGBT people over there,they still suffer. maybe if you didnt go,and others like you ,they would learn the hard way,their pockets.
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    May 30, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    The interesting thing is, as much as I hear boycotts, the more I hear about persons wanting to come here (especially from Europe and North America). The island is especially a magnet for cruise ships.

    To be honest, I don't think boycotting is the answer, but shaming and calling out the hypocrisy is better. Pressure needs to be put on the Jamaican politicians in particular. They travel often to North America and Europe, so they know the realities of living in a society where same sex relations are accepted and respected.

    Also, I think the LGBT community in North America and Europe need to reach out more to the Caribbean diaspora. Because there are many Caribbean nationals living and working in these countries and I am sure they see and experience the realities of living amongst LGBT citizens. So they could be encouraged to better communicate the story and benefits of becoming an accepting society to those back home.
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    May 31, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    or controversially, we could stop the emigration of the openminded and or talented people and make them stay and improve their own country.
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    Jun 01, 2015 6:40 AM GMT
    Tell that the Europeans, (North Americans - Canadians) Africans, Middle Eastern, Asians who have been emigrating to the US since its inception.

    Also, it could be a good play for those regions to tell Americans to go back to America stay there.

    So the stay and improve your country in a global economy is small minded.