Minister Boots Martinez catfight ‘tooth and nail’ with UNIBAM
We have been reporting on the novel case being brought against the Attorney General by UNIBAM, the advocacy group for gay rights. Caleb Orosco, its executive president, is taking the attorney general to court seeking a declaration that section fifty-two of the criminal code is unconstitutional because it criminalizes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature.” Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been limited in his remarks saying only that the government’s position is to argue for the constitutionality of the law. Minister of Works, Anthony Boots Martinez, is more specific in support the law. Martinez is quoted in an online article called “Gay rights: a world of inequality” appearing in the Guardian newspaper of the UK. Martinez says: “My position is that God never placed anything on me for me to look at a man and jump on a man. I’ll be clear on it … How would you decriminalize that, I am sorry, but that is law. Not only is the law made by man that is a law made from the Bible. Why do you think God made a man and a woman, man has what woman wants, and woman has what man wants, it’s as simple as that. I’ll fight tooth and nail to keep that law.” The full article can be viewed at: www.guardian.co.uk.