Christian group protests against visit of US LBGT envoy

Christian group protests against visit of US LBGT envoy

Friday, May 22, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A small crowd gathered in New Kingston on Friday to protest against the visit of US Special Envoy for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) persons.

Members of the Love March Movement, have described the visit of Randy Berry as a "sneaky and offensive move to undermine the sovereignty of  Jamaica, as well as the integrity of  the democratic process".


The 12 protestors who also claimed to have 42-thousand signatures, said they would petition the Government to keep the buggery law.


The group hopes to present the petition to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.


Berry is in Jamaica to discuss LGBT rights with representatives of  the Government as well as representatives from the religious, business, academic and civic organisations.


His primary goal is believed to be to work to overturn laws that criminalise consensual same-sex conduct in countries around the world.


 


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