The Prime Minister of St Vincent has weighed in on the matter of treatment meted out persons of who engage in the homosexual lifestyle.
On Sunday two Transvestites were physically and verbally abused and chase out of Calliaqua buy a group of thugs
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says it is unbecoming and wrong for anyone to physically assault a person based on any prejudice they may have toward that individual due to his/her sexual orientation.
His comment came in response to a question raised by a journalist at a media conference on Monday 3rd September.
A video of the said incident was posted and circulated on social media.
Dr. Gonsalves condemned the incident and said that such irrational homophobia is entirely unacceptable.
Roughly a dozen Christian ministers from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and four other Caribbean countries urged the US to stop promoting LGBT rights abroad in a 2017 letter to US President Donald Trump.
This country has refused to overturn its buggery and gross indecency laws, even after a request during its Universal Period Review by other UN-member countries, stating that the laws are supported by its “Christian society.”
In response, St. Vincent did note that more and more people – especially young people – accept gays and lesbians.
The Prime Minister noted that there are laws here to address issues of Indecency, Buggery and indecent sexual acts.
He suggested the possibility of the churches starting a National Conversation on the issue of homosexuality.
An investigation has been launched into the matter.