By Aaron Humes: The organization Our Circle is promoting a “Right to Family” video campaign highlighting unequal treatment of children with gay and lesbian parents.
It is a given, says the organization, that all children are entitled to equality and are born equal in human dignity with equal rights to fully develop their cognitive and human potential.
But in practice, the organization claims, children of identified gay and lesbian parents are not treated equally, and this they say is results from the absence of social support.
Our legal framework, the video states, does not allow children of same-sex parents to have both parents visit them in hospital, or the right to be fully financially protected if one of their parents dies.
The organization states: “The work we do here at Our Circle is for one purpose – to ensure the lived and legal equality of LGBT-formed families in Belize.”
For more visit the center on New Road, Belize City, or view the video on YouTube.