Gibraltar’s under the gay gun again. Activist Peter Tatchell took aim at the overseas territory last week when he blasted their allegedly anti-gay discrimination.
Now, European Parliamentarian Michael Cashman’s hoping to strike down Gibraltar’s uneven age of consent laws – and plans on bringing in the big names, like England’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown:
I will be raising the issue personally with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is a passionate supporter of equality. We have given the Gibraltarian government long enough – now is the time to change the laws.
Those laws grant 16-year heteros the right to fool around, while homos have to wait until they’re 18.
Another activist, Felix Alvarez, says Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana failed his people – and it’s Brown’s responsibility to set things straight:
By not implementing binding requirements of the European Convention of Human Rights on the age of consent, Mr Caruana is passing the buck to Gordon Brown.
In the end, it will be the British Prime Minister who will have to do Mr Caruana’s work. It’s a scandal that Downing Street has looked the other way for so long…
Alvarez went on to say that if Caruana and his constituents don’t want to be treated like colonies, they need to grow up.