Friday, May 22, 2009

Unequal Treatment Toward Gays Possible In Cayman Islands

Voters in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, May 20 were electing a new parliament and deciding whether the British Caribbean territory should have a new constitution.
Voters also are deciding whether to adopt a new constitution that would establish the leader of government business as premier and set a limit of two consecutive terms. It also would increase parliamentarian seats from 15 to 18 and allow the islands to gain more autonomy from Britain.
Human rights activists oppose it because they say it would allow unequal treatment toward gays in regards to jobs, housing and medical treatment.
Election officials were still tallying ballots in the constitutional referendum Thursday night and it was not immediately clear when official results would be known.

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