Court reserves judgment in tolerance ad case
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The Constitutional Court has reserved its judgment in the application challenging the refusal of three television stations to air an advertisement promoting tolerance for homosexuals.
The three member panel comprising Justices Paulette Williams, Bryan Sykes and Leighton Pusey heard final submission this afternoon.
The court hearing began on Monday.
The court says it will give its ruling during the next court season.
The claimant, gay rights activist and Attorney-at-Law, Maurice Tomlinson, is arguing that the action of the stations breach the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.
Tomlinson is further contending that the ad does not violate broadcasting laws or regulations and as such the television stations are unjustified in refusing to air it.
However, attorneys for Television Jamaica, CVM TV and the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica have dismissed those arguments and have asked the court to throw out the case.
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