What Independence means for LGBT Jamaicans

 A few days ago we celebrated 51 years of independence from our progressive Imperial Britain. So independent that even 51 years later we have laws on our books that selectively facilitate the recognition and actualization of inalienable human rights for the privileged majority – heterosexuals. It is therefore no surprise that the always regal, majestic … Continue reading What Independence means for LGBT Jamaicans

[Part II] It is not illegal to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender [LGBT] in Jamaica

 I did some reading on the three primary rules governing the interpretation of laws by courts. The three rules are literal, mischief and golden. The literal rule has been the most commonly used technique by judges for interpreting the law and has only been sidelined where the court believed a literal interpretation would somehow be … Continue reading [Part II] It is not illegal to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender [LGBT] in Jamaica