Antigua & Barbuda may eventually have to bend to global pressure to repeal laws banning homosexual activity, this from that country’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
Browne told state media LGBTI issues were discussed at the just ended Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and “there are some countries that are very bullish about the issue”.
He noted that within the region they will see an increased pressure to address certain laws that may be discriminatory and again even though they may go against our religious sensibilities, those are issues that the international community is pushing right now”, he said.
Belize and Trinidad have already been confronted with the issue and it is only a matter of time before the pressure reaches the shores of Antigua he told the media.
“We have to be at least aware that these discussions are taking place so that we can start to condition our mind that eventually, they will be changes; if not voluntary, they’ll be forced.” He added.