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No final victory yet in Trinidad, says LGBTQ rights activist Jason Jones

No final victory yet in Trinidad, says LGBTQ rights activist Jason Jones

Trinidad’s High Court overturned the nation’s colonial-era anti-sodomy law in 2018, but the case isn’t over yet.

Activist Jason Jones, a native of Trinidad living in the U.K., attended the rally. (Photo courtesy of Edwin Sesange)
In London in 2018, Trinidadian/British activist Jason Jones celebrates the victory in his lawsuit to overturn Trinidad’s anti-LGBT laws  (Photo courtesy of Edwin Sesange)


Victorious claimant Jason Jones explains: “the Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago has appealed the decriminalisation victory of 2018. That Appeal will be heard at the T&T Appeal Court in the first quarter of 2023. Both myself & the Attorney General have made it clear that whoever loses that Appeal will then appeal to the Privy Council in London for a final Supreme Court decision on the matter.”

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  • The 2018 decision in striking down the buggery law was just the beginning of the battle. No protections legislatively have been accommodated for the LGBTQIA community in Trinidad and Tobago. The Pivate Sector have made policies for same sex couples within the company they work and that’s good but there needs to be a robust overhaul of domestic and civil protections for the LGBTQIA community.

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