PLP Supports Gay Rights
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has added its support to a recent United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that affirmed the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to choose their own sexual identity.
PLP leader Perry Christie indicated at a press conference this week that the opposition supports such “progressive policies.”
Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette last week said that The Bahamas also supports the resolution “in principle.”
The resolution, which narrowly passed in the council in Geneva, Switzerland, expressed “grave concern” about discrimination against gays throughout the world and affirmed that freedom to choose sexuality is a human right.
The Bahamas does not have a seat on the council.
The PLP, who has several closet gays at the top of the organisation, has no difficulty agreeing with the government on the issue, Christie stated.PLP