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  1. Decriminalization or marriage, where should Caribbean LGBT people focus? - The Connecting Newspaper

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  2. Frank McMullan
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    ‘The best “bang for the buck'” :))
    Your essay reminds me that the cause of equal marriage was a late comer to the party in the US, having been a long way behind employment non-discrimination which, to this day, is still a piece of unfinished business there. Also, lobbying for legislation was the original preferred route in the US for achieving equal marriage though it was the courts that finally broke through the logjam. I have had this notion that equal marriage won through because it was something that had no ‘çost’ attached to it, other than homophobes attitudes towards it. I like your idea better though: loving relationships truly threaten no one, not even the diehard zealots of the religious right despite their protestations. I have an abiding interest in the international LGBTI choral movement. Over the past 50 years it has spread from North America across the globe, most recently to South Africa, the first African country to have such choirs. While all choirs are sadly under threat as a direct result of covid-19, LGBTI choirs have proven to be way more than the sum of their parts. To say it simply, they have been a way of being out and proud that truly threatens no one, even though the road in some of the most homophobic countries has not always been smooth. So too with equal marriage. There could even be a scenario where equal marriage could possibly be won even BEFORE decriminalisation! Hold that thought. #alutacontinua

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  3. Jessicka shippy
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    Well said and its so true we need freedom of speech and acknowledgements of who we are and that we have rights too there really are lots of people who are even scared to say they are gay due to discrimination and what they will do to them its time for them to go give us a chance to speak out

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