“This is the most abject attack in Haiti. A Power of the State against the rights of peaceful citizens,” described Charlot Jeudy, Director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual (LGBT) advocacy organization, Kouraj. The head of the most active and most targeted LGBT group in Haiti delivered these remarks within 24 hours after the Senate voted on the “Law on Strengthening the Provisions of the Civil Code Relating to Marriage and the Protection of the Family” bill. If passed, the bill makes same-sex marriages illegal in Haiti, for nationals and foreigners, punishable by a prison sentence and fine upto $8,000 [USD]. Jeudy regards the bill as “unconstitutional” and is referencing several articles within the Constitution of Haiti dealing with individual freedom and fundamental human rights.
August 6 / Haiti Sentinel