|PM says “Intercourse Against the Order OF Nature” Enters All Spheres of Sexuality|
|Fri, August 26, 2016|
|And so while he is willing to appeal the judgement on the basis that the Chief Justice may have misinterpreted sex for sexual orientation - the PM says the issue of anal sex is non-negotiable - because that is a normalization of the laws which is much needed because it covers both hetero sexual and homosexual spheres of intimacy:...
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister
"Mr. Speaker, something came to my attention this morning and made me feel that I should say something at this sitting. Please, again the nation needs to understand that section 53 before it was struck down by the chief justice made sexual conduct against the order of nature. I am quoting, against the order of nature, between adults, a crime punishable by 10 years imprisonment. Now, sexual conduct against the order of nature has been interpreted to mean a range of things, most notably and most sensitively from the churches point of view, it clearly included anal sex but, anal sex between adults not just between homosexuals. Anal sex between adult was criminalized. What a lot of people don't also understand that certainly well before your time Mr. Speaker when I was a criminal lawyer that against the order of nature included as well oral sex. So, that until the court, you all need to laugh because I want to know who among us is not guilty in terms of that larger definition. Anyway, Mr. Speaker just again for the sake of clarity that thing included oral sex between a man and a woman. So, to the extent that the chief justice's ruling does no more than to say, sexual acts, acts of sexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer attract a criminal sanction. I insist on my own position that the judgment from a legal point of view is correct."