Haiti Bill Aims To Imprison For Same-Sex Marriage, Public Support Of LGBTQ Rights
Haiti is among the latest countries to join what seems to be a worldwide trend of scaling back LGBTQ rights. A bill calling for imprisonment for same-sex marriage and public demonstrations of support for LGBTQ citizens just passed in the country’s Senate. The bill would also implement an $8,000 fine in addition to the prison sentence, which can be up to three years.
Haitian LGBTQ organization, Kouraj, is adamant in preventing such a proposal from becoming law.
“We have the right to protest and we have the right to be who we are and we have the right to be free,” said Charlot Jeudy, a spokesperson for Kouraj according to The Washington Post.