Jamaican national and activist of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT), Maurice Tomlinson was one of the main protagonists behind T&T’s challenge of the buggery law. Tomlinson, is, however, thanking Trinidad-born gay rights activist Jason Jones who emerged victorious in step one of him suing the State over buggery laws. “Thankfully, Jason was not deterred by those naysayers and persisted,” Tomlinson told Guardian Media in a telephone interview. In Jones’ lawsuit, he challenged Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act, which criminalises buggery and serious indecency even between consenting adults.
April 16 / T&T Guardian