Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016. 5:54 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: At yesterday’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly, LGBT activist Caleb Orozco made a presentation claiming victory in Belize over the Section 53 ruling.
He stated that this victory ‘has reverberated throughout the Caribbean and has become a beacon of hope for many.’
He also informed the assembly that his life as well as the Supreme court ruling is in jeopardy as the Government is appealing parts of the ruling.
In his speech, Orozco mentioned “The National Evangelical Association of Belize is trying to appeal the decision in its totality. And, the government is in the process of creating a new mechanism dubiously called the ‘Church-State Morality Commission.’ Should the Morality Commission come into realization, it will not only be the rights of the LGBT community that come under attack – it will be the rights of all Belizeans that the Commission, deems as immoral.”
He reiterated that he will fight this and implores the UN to “voice the LGBT struggle” through their relationship with the Government of Belize by any means be it, through trade, development, or technical assistance.
He concluded by stating that what happens in Belize will strengthen the stance throughout the Caribbean for the protection of LGBT citizens and that change is coming to Belize as “community resistance” is inspired by hope.
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