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Overturn Ban on Homosexual Activity --- PLEASE SIGN!!!


Society & Culture  (tags: Jamaica, Caribbean, buggery laws, homophobia, protests, religion, rights, society, culture, education, gayrights )

Lynn
- 68 days ago - forcechange.com
An antiquated, colonial-era law outlawing homosexual activity in the Caribbean is withstanding attempts at eradication due to rampant homophobia. The ... the repeal of so-called buggery laws, but mass protest has prevented any reform.



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Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 1:45 pm
Gay rights are human rights! Citizens are having to leave their home country to seek asylum in other countries because they are persecuted for who they are.

Please join me to tell the Jamacan Prime Minister that gay rights are human rights and to reform Jamacan law now.
 

Bojan Kunstelj (22)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 1:59 pm
reforming
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 2:29 pm
s&n;thanks for posting Lynn
 

Joe R. (189)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:57 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Lynn!!!
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:13 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

Thanx Lynn
 

Natasha Salgado (523)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:01 pm
S+S-thx Lynn
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:15 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Ondine J. (133)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:14 pm
Noted and gladly signed, thanks Lynn
 

Ros G. (91)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:58 pm
Thanks Lynn.......signed with pleasure
 

Ana MESNER (199)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 11:19 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

Thank you Lynn
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 12:49 am
N & S. Thanks Lynn
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:02 am
Signed.
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 9:00 am
S&N
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 9:08 am
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 9:23 am
signed
 

Chris C. (149)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:17 am
S & N
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:37 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Please let all Countries around the world get with the 21st Century. When love exists between two consulting adults be glad that it's love.......so much hatred exists in this world.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:47 pm
Of course. Thanks.
 

Barbara V. (174)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 3:05 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 5:18 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Francesca A-S (14)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:02 am
Signed and noted, thanks
 

Ruth L. (299)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 7:20 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Lynn
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 10:51 am
RE-POSTED in the Care2 group GLBT Rights Global.
Some might want to join the group, you'd be welcomed!
Find other Petitions related to LGBT Rights, in that group.
Check it out!
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PETITION LETTER:
Dear Prime Minister Portia Simpsons-Miller,

Authorities believe a rise in murder rates and violence across the Caribbean can be attributed to rampant homophobia. Much of this can be attributed to the enculturation of social mores from antiquated laws, such as Jamaica’s buggery laws. While the repeal of such laws will not end rampant discrimination among the population, it will serve notice that the government itself promotes respect and tolerance.

Jamaica stands to lose a significant portion of its population due to intolerance. Violence has already struck the LGBT community with ruthless force. In 2009, British honorary consul John Terry was found beaten and strangled to death. With the body was a note that read, “This is what will happen to all gays.”

Same-sex relations are criminalized in 42 of the 54 nations of the British Commonwealth.
Consensual, adult sexual activity is protected under the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Jamaica is a signatory.

I implore you to repeal all laws that discriminate against Jamaican members of the LGBT community and promote prejudice and abuse.
Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]
 

Catrin K. (167)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 10:52 am
Signed and noted .
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 1:04 pm
Signed!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 1:13 pm
Signed
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 2:00 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Lynn.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 3:38 pm
JUST a change in Government Regulations, in Jamaica, or elsewhere in the Caribbean - won't be enough.

There needs, somehow, to be a massive public Educational effort, in Schools, for example.
Am afraid that Religious Bigots will prevent that from happening, however.

There could also be a massive Educational effort, in the Media, in the Caribbean region.
It would take some brave Writers and Publishers, and maybe Celebrities...
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 5:02 pm
Signed.
 

SusanAWAYaWEEK Allen (221)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 9:20 pm
Noted, signed and shared
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 11:54 pm
Signed.

Love
 

Dogan Ozkan (1)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:38 am
noted and signed
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:40 am
Signed.
 

Terrie Williams (771)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:24 am
Your signature has been recorded. SSN
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:28 pm
Thanks everyone!

LGBT Rights are Human Rights.
 

Barry T. (860)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 6:42 am
noted, signed & shared (FB - thanks so much Lynn !
 

Kristina Craig (8)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 11:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

Janis K. (101)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 9:46 pm
Signed and noted, thanks
 

Jan L. (563)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:03 pm
Signed
 
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