Barbados says will not be dictated to by UK on gay laws

(Barbados Nation) Barbados will not be dictated to by Britain or any other when it comes to homosexuality laws, says Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite.

He told the DAILY NATION last night that the country’s laws were clear on this issue and would not be changed because of British threats.

The Attorney General was reacting to comments by Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the just concluded Commonwealth Heads Of Government Summit in Australia, where he said those countries receiving British aid should “adhere to proper human rights”, including the reform of legislation banning homosexuality.

But Brathwaite said the attempt to link international aid to the changing of homosexual laws was “unfortunate”. He was adamant that Barbados’ position on homosexuality was not for sale and its legislative agenda would be determined at home.

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