Citing that equality before the law in property and inheritance matters should not vary between homosexual and heterosexual partners, Seepersad noted the unequal treatment under current law. This point has been continuously overlooked and it is an outright disrespect to the LGBT community.
However, this law is not known to have been enforced. So set up a second profile, where I try to contribute, and I have a few people I talk to about gay life and things in general. Jason Jones, who has been an activist in both Trinidad and Tobago and the U. Does the IRO think that homosexuals should not be legally protected against domestic violence?
Now, it is common for legislation to lag behind changes in sociocultural attitudes. Unfortunately, the debate has been muddled by the media and politicians in the public sphere so much that the grassroots see a debate about same-sex marriage and are up in arms about such a drastic request.
Jamaica refused, and Tomlinson petitioned the Caribbean Court of Justice asking leave to file the case with them directly.
But all the same, the last thing I want is to bring dishonour to myself and my family, and have no idea what will happen to me if it gets out that I am gay. Aside from that, the graphic is prone to errors when even one country's legislation changes.
Tomlinson asked Jamaica, his home country, to insist that the travel bans of these countries be removed based on CARICOM provisions for free movement of citizens of member countries. On ratification of these Conventions, Trinidad and Tobago undertakes to ensure that it fulfills its international obligations by ensuring that the rights and protections provided under the Convention are enjoyed and observed.
For example, the Convention on the Rights of the Child CRC has been incorporated through various pieces of legislation which reflect the principles, concepts and measures of the CRC. Along with the legal proceedings, Jones is conducting community-based advocacy programs around the country to educate and build LGBT support systems in Trinidad and Tobago.
Section 16 relates to "serious indecency": Your assumption that these articles are not maintained is very mistaken. Section 14 Enforcement of Protective Provisions In addition to the declaration of rights and freedoms, the Constitution also provides for the enforcement of those rights where it is alleged that such rights have been violated.
Under the CRC, a child is defined as a person under the age of eighteen years, unless the domestic legislation in a particular State declares that the age of majority is attained earlier.
It supports the States Parties in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention through a process of reciprocal evaluation, based on conditions of equality among the states. As such I am pleased to inform you that I have mandated my Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Senator the Honourable Marlene Coudray to prepare and present a national gender policy to Cabinet over the coming months.
Justice Devindra Rampersad presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice last week delivered the landmark ruling in favor of Trinidad-born gay rights activists.
History says that all our articles turn into shit if we fail to maintain them. One cannot make a statement true by alluding to possible future demise especially when gay marriage is nothing to be feared.
The court will need to look at these various threads. Legislation graphic[ edit ] Per this edit - what's wrong with the graphic? Since he has filed his case, Jones has been harassed online by people threatening to hurt and kill him.
For the Church — and by extension, the IRO — to use these numbers to bolster their influence is shameful and the government has to answer to the people as to why this group is given so much air-time regarding homosexuality.
As stated before, they had the audacity to ask to be treated as human beings. Justice Rampersad went on to say religious bodies were arguing that if the offenses were removed from the statute books it would lead to a breakdown in family life.
This will then send the decision before the Privy Council. The community is presently asking for one thing — equality under the law.
The numerous venues and events happening everyday are impossible to navigate to devoid of it. Shelly Ann Tenia who emphasised her duty as a minister, acknowledging the humanness of persons in the community. In the meantime LGBT rights defenders have hailed this moment as one that is critical for Trinidad and Tobago and other nations in the Caribbean.
As such, State Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.Discussions About LGBT Rights in Trinidad and Tobago: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.
Gay Life in Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad & Tobago has beautiful Caribbean scenery, beaches, climate and lush green hills–and industry. It’s another one of the many tropical islands that make up the archipelago that stretches from Venezuela to Cuba. Assessing Gay Rights in Trinidad and Tobago by Kwame Weekes The LGBT community of Trinidad and Tobago is forcing the nation to think deeply about fundamental issues of human rights, the constitutionality of certain laws and the separation of church and State.
Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court has ruled that a colonial-era law that criminalized gay sex goes against basic human rights. Judge Devindra Rampersad authored the landmark ruling. LGBT Rights in Trinidad and Tobago: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.
Trinidad and Tobago could make legal history in the Caribbean this week by rolling back long-standing homophobic laws. On Thursday, a high court judge, Devindra Rampersad, will deliver his verdict.Download