An appeal is being made to persons here to be a part of the historic March Protest and Rally, against the Challenge to the Buggery and Gross Indecency Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, taking place in Capital City Kingstown.
The appeal came from Reverend Adolf Davis, a committee member of the Christian Coalition (CC), the Organisation responsible for staging today’s protest.
Rev. Davis, who is also the Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in the Kingstown/Chateaubelair Circuit, told We FM News, that the challenge to the Buggery and Gross Indecency Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – have serious implications for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Rev. Davis said there are also a number of other existing issues and concerns that will be addressed during today’s event, including crime, and sexual abuse.
In a joint statement issued during the month of September, Local Churches throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines, say they are in support of the laws that adequately reflect the fundamental values – since any modification would “cause further and significant harm to our individual and collective wellbeing”.
The position comes as a legal challenge has been filed against the constitutionality of the buggery and gross indecency laws, which criminalize same-sex intimacy, even in private places among consenting adults.
US-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals Sean Macleish, 53, and 22-year-old Javin Johnson, 22, who successfully claimed asylum in the United Kingdom in 2017, have brought the legal challenges against the existing laws.