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Jul 9, 2013

Following end of UNIBAM ruling, Church expects more discussions

Phillip Wright

But, the true testament will be revealed in the ruling of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin in the case of Caleb Orosco versus the Attorney General. This landmark case, which is being dubbed a human rights challenge, was brought to the courts by the UNIBAM president in December 2011 and challenges Section Fifty-Three of the criminal code which criminalizes sex between persons of the same gender. Arguments were heard by all sides of the divide, including interested parties such as the church. And while a ruling is set for the end of session of the Supreme Court, Bishop Wright says that the decision—whether for or against—will inevitably call for further discussion.


Rt. Rev. Phillip Wright, Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Belize

“My simple answer to your question is that we have to await the decision of the Chief Justice and upon receiving that decision, I think then we will decide how to act…and that is being quite honest with you right now. We have to await the decision and then we take it from there. But whether for or against, we also have to find the way to move forward as one people, and one nation and a god fearing people as well.”

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