Activist Maurice Tomlinson on challenging Jamaica's anti-gay laws
Tuesday marked the start of Canadian-based lawyer Maurice Tomlinson's historic constitutional challenge to overturn Jamaica's harsh anti-homosexuality laws. He tells Brent why death threats and personal safety risks won't deter him from this case and what impact he hopes it will have in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.
The laws of Jamaica that criminalize consensual sexual intimacy between men essentially render me an un-apprehended criminal.- Maurice Tomlinson
In Jamaica, men who have sex are labelled 'sex offenders' - facing up to ten years in prison with hard labour, and required to carry a pass at all times.