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Sep 15, 2020

UNIBAM Executive Director Reacts to Cabinet Decision

Caleb Orozco

So it is not expected that the bill in its current form will go to the House before Election Day and the government has decided to play it safe other than be sorry. Though the bill enjoys the support of the Special Envoy, Kim Simplis Barrow and the Speaker of the House, Laura Longworth, with elections looming ahead, any controversy would not bode well for Patrick Faber, the leader elect of the U.D.P.  Executive Director for UNIBAM, Caleb Orozco says the government remains constructive and does not see the withdrawal of the bill as a loss.


Caleb Orozco, Executive Director, UNIBAM

“What I want to be clear is that the Government of Belize remains constructive. It did not say we are getting rid of the bill, we do not want to see it.”


Hipolito Novelo

“The bill not only protects LTGB+ members but it also protects nineteen groups in total, with about twenty one different characteristics but from the onset it has become the Christian soldiers versus the gays of Belize. In round Mister Orozco you have lost.”


Caleb Orozco

“In this round it is always arguable as to how some group loses. It is arguable as to who wins. For me there is no lost in this process. What there is inquiring of knowledge of approach, timing organizing, how opponents of a piece of legislation will impact all Belizeans  deal with such news. We have not lost in any way shape or form. We have the opportunity after elections to put in the work necessary to move forward with the system. We are not the focus of the bill. We are only a fractional part of it. So any statement that speaks to LGBT is a statement that speaks to hold hostage the benefits that this bill could offer the twenty other categories of groups that are citizens of this county. It behoves my mind that the other twenty groups that are being impact would allow a small extremists group of people to hold that benefit hostage for the sake of their extremist position.”

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