News Brief: Attorney General of Barbados says Gays should be Protected Despite Sodomy Law
The Attorney General of Barbados has said that the country should protect gay people – even though gay sex is still technically illegal. Barbados law specifies that the punishment of male “buggery” is life imprisonment, though the law is not regularly enforced.
The ban initially dates back to the British colonial era, though it was codified into the country’s 1992’s Sexual Offences Act. But despite the law, the country’s Attorney General claims gay people should be protected.