If the Jamaican Constitution guarantees basic human rights to all Jamaicans why the police is brutalizing and torturing the LGBT community in Jamaica and the government is condoning and sponsoring such human rights violations ???
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.
In a recent speech to Jamaica’s Senate, Golding explained that there had been a number of calls from other UN member nations for Jamaica to repeal its laws that criminalize homosexuality. According to Golding these recommendations “did not enjoy Jamaica’s support.”
“I assured the [UN Human Rights] Council that the Constitution of Jamaica guarantees basic human rights to all Jamaicans,” Golding said. “[A]nd indicated further that, in order to create greater understanding of the concerns of the LGBT community, several initiatives have been put in place.” He added,
“I informed the Council that the…
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