Belize: Government, Christian Groups Fight in Court to Keep Homosexuality Illegal

Written by scott on May 5th, 2013

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As the country’s Supreme Court gets ready t hear a challenge against the country’s sodomy law. the Government and Christian groups are fighting to keep it. O-blog-dee-o-blog-da reports

The nation of Belize, bordered by Mexico and Guatemala, is the last country in Central America where homosexual acts are still illegal and punishable by long prison terms. But that could change for Belize and set an important precedent for the rest of the Caribbean Commonwealth. Starting Tuesday, May 7th, Belize’s Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the country’s sodomy law which not only outlaws homosexuality but treats it as if it was the same thing as bestiality… The battle lines are drawn between Caleb Orosco, a human rights activist, the claimant in the case and various organizations against the government of Belize, along with a consortium of Christian Churches.

If the law is overturned, it will be legal to be gay in all of Central America.

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