Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Jamaica’s Buggery Law
Gay rights activist Maurice Tomlinson has lost his bid to challenge Jamaica’s Buggery Law.
Tomlinson had tried to have the law nullified in all cases of adult consensual sex.
In the Supreme Court today, the three-member panel of judges, who heard the constitutional claim, ruled that particular sections of the Offences Against the Person Act, could not be enquired into.
Justice David Batts explained that based on the 2011 Constitutional Amendments, the Savings Law clause prevents the court from enquiring into sections of the legislation, which prohibits buggery.