Jamaica Activist Brings Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Laws

December 9, 2015 4:39 PM

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A Jamaican gay rights activist has brought a rare legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy laws that criminalize sex between men.

Maurice Tomlinson has filed a claim in Jamaica's Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the rarely-used 1864 laws that ban anal sex and anything interpreted as "gross indecency" between men.

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