Trinidad and Tobago sodomy law struck down

By : Rachael Espinet OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: LGBTQ rights activists outside the Trinidad and Tobago High Court in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on April 12, 2018, celebrated a landmark ruling that struck down the country’s sodomy law. Photo by Rachael Espinet.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Same-sex sexual activity is no longer illegal in Trinidad and Tobago as the country’s High Court on Thursday deemed the homophobic colonial clause unconstitutional, infringing on a person’s right to privacy, illegal, null and void. The law, however, has not been removed just yet as the involved parties must submit their recommendations for either removal or amendment.

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