Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years. The song, commonly played in dancehall contexts over ten years after its release, explicitly calls for the murder of queer men. For if it is true, broadly speaking, we acquire our first sexual proclivities in infancy, girl children who are petted and fondled by their mothers, nurses and female relatives acquire what might be said to be a "normal" sexual affection for their own sex. Chief among the concerns was that homosexuality could be made legal, although Justice Minister A. In JanuaryJamaica has banned Steven Andersonfrom the Faithful Word Baptist church in TempeArizonaa Holocaust-denying anti-gay pastor after outcry from activists on the island.
Some Rastafari from Jamaica, however, have supported gay rights.
LGBT rights in Jamaica
Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years. It only dispersed when riot police were called in and one officer fired a shot in the air. The percentages for dancehall music were Inantiretroviral therapy was introduced in order to prevent vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child. Cecil Gutzmore at the University of the West Indies has written that religious fundamentalists believe that the Bible variously declares homosexuality to be an "abomination", a "vile affection", "unseemly", "not natural", or a "form of ungodliness". Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in The Commonwealth: Retrieved 10 September
Benjamin Zephaniah calls on Jamaicans everywhere to stand up against homophobia". Nicholson and the leader of the opposition, Bruce Goldingdenied this and opposed decriminalising buggery. Inantiretroviral therapy was introduced in order to prevent vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child. An international campaign against homophobia by reggae singers was headed by OutRage! During the year[,] J-FLAG received 68 reports of sexually motivated harassment or abuse, which included 53 cases of attempted or actual assault, including at least two killings, and 15 reports of displacements. Although lesbian civil ceremonies have taken place, Jamaica does not recognise any legal basis for partnerships between women.