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Wednesday 3 November 2004

Bermuda government proposes to legislate against homophobia

Bucking the trend of governments in or near the Caribbean the Bermuda government has announced proposed legislation to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation to bring the island "out of the dark ages and create an awareness about living openly rather than hiding these things in the closet", in a staement by Community Affairs Minister Dale Butler.

Welcome news, if unexpected (having been omitted from the recent 'speech from the throne'). One wonders if the high importance of the tourist dollar is at least partially responsible for this move.

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