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JAMAICA: Newspaper Poll Shows 91% Want To Keep Homosexuality Illegal

Via the Jamaica Gleaner:
A Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll revealed that 91 per cent of Jamaicans are against repealing anti-sodomy laws. According to the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, it is a wise position, similar to Jamaica's rejection of communism in the 1970s. Founding member of the coalition, Dr Wayne West, says the attempts by pro-gay supporters to have the buggery law repealed would be a victory for what he calls the sexual rights agenda. He says this agenda involves having countries get rid of anti-sodomy laws while chipping away at freedom of speech, and the right of parents to tell their children what is right and wrong. West is questioning what is meant by fair treatment in relation to another poll finding indicating that most Jamaicans believe gay men are not treated fairly by either the legal system or the police.
Earlier this year Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller vowed to allow the national legislature to stage a conscience vote on repealing the so-called Buggery Act.

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