Rights must be respected, people valued – First Lady

Guyana’s First Lady Sandra Granger believes that “rights are rights” and in order to build a cohesive society we must respect and value each other regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation, even as she suggested that at the level of Caricom, a model legislation be drafted and adopted by all countries to ensure that member states conform to the many international conventions they have signed.

The First Lady has made it clear that Guyana cannot go the way of Animal Farm and “impose the belief that some animals are more equal than the others.”

Mrs Granger was at the time responding to a direct question from the Sunday Stabroek as to her position on government’s suggestion in an official letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that a referendum might be the way to go to address the matter of decriminalising same sex relations…..