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As courts strike down anti-sodomy laws across the Caribbean, the region’s governments have been freed to embrace LGBTI rights, says Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson. On June 5 the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted another resolution on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression.  This is the 10th anniversary of such a resolution, which had met with strong opposition when it was first introduced in 2008. However, in a wonderful reversal one of the states that had initially sought to block the resolution, Belize, was this year a proud co-sponsor! This remarkable result was due to the hard work of many activists as well as a successful court challenge.

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