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Barbados has decriminalized same-sex marriage, and Churches in Ghana have received millions in Western aid despite being anti-LGBT.

Barbados Decriminalizes Same-Sex Marriage

The Barbados High Court delivered a historic decision that decriminalized consenting same-sex relationships. A later time will see the delivery of the written decision.

After Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts & Nevis, Barbados will become the third nation in the Eastern Caribbean to abolish discriminatory legislative prohibitions and legalize homosexual acts in 2022.

The Sexual Offences Act of 1992 in Barbados penalized "buggery" with a maximum sentence of life in prison and "severe indecency" with a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail. Both offenses were remnants of British colonial law and were regarded to be felonies against consenting same-sex behavior.

According to Human Rights Watch, even while laws in the Caribbean that criminalize same-sex relationships are seldom implemented, their wide definitions and ambiguous wording allow for prejudice and hate toward LGBT people.




Churches In Ghana Gain Millions In Western Aid Despite Being Anti-LGBT


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Certain Western nations that vowed to promote LGBT rights have given money to Ghanaian legislators who are pushing a contentious measure that may result in harsh punishments for anyone who defend the rights of sexual and gender minorities.

According to CNN's investigation of financial data and correspondence with the donors, at least $5 million in aid from Europe and the U.S. went to initiatives managed by or benefitting churches in Ghana whose leaders have sponsored this measure and have a long history of anti-LGBT remarks and activities.

There is no evidence that the indicated money supported any overtly anti-LGBT activity. These religious organizations are currently working to pass the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, an anti-LGBT measure that was first proposed last year.