Readiness of society must be considered in addressing anti-gay laws – Ramotar
President Donald Ramotar on Saturday said that the readiness of the society has to be taken into consideration before changing anti-gay laws.
“I am against any kind of discrimination as far as jobs etc etc is concerned in our society. I have no problems with this group of people. I have never had any problems with them but I think we also have to look at the readiness of our society in some of these cases,” he said at a news conference at State House on Saturday. The president was asked whether his government would support laws to reverse ones that are currently on the books, which advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, said should be repealed.
“I have to… protect them and ensure that they’re not discriminated in as far as government services is concerned but I have to also be conscious and sensitive to the feelings and views of a lot of other sections of the people in our country,” Ramotar said. “You don’t want to talk about democracy and then ask me to only take into consideration the views of one set of people,” he added.