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Redefine buggery

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Belize is further evidence that there is nothing anyone can do to stem the advance of homosexuality in Jamaica and around the world.

But there is one simple, intelligent step that Jamaica can take to minimise the uninformed noise that floods the media, from both sides of the homosexual debate, and create some kind of constructive focus in a society that claims to value freedom of choice, even when choosing between life and death.

That step is simply to redefine 'buggery' under the law as 'non-consensual' sex involving adults and/or minors, especially in public and/or involving coercion and/or other forms of violence/abuse.

It should also go without saying, however, that freedom must include the right of a people or community to be protected from the forced imposition upon them (or a majority of them) of cultural or sociological norms that they regard as dangerous or otherwise detrimental to their individual and collective freedom and overall well-being.

C. ANTHONY

carltongor@gmail.com

Kingston 10