“No, but I do not want to tell people how to live their lives”

“Person in the street” responses to the Express‘s “Big Question” on legalising same-sex marriage illustrate how, notwithstanding their religious teaching, members of the T&T public are fundamentally supportive of gay people’s equality and self-determination.

The results of the text poll are still a mystery, however. On several calls to the Express newsroom, no one, including editors Darren Bahaw and Irving Ward, could provide the results. They’ve promised to look into it, and we’ll keep you posted.

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CAISO Sex and Gender Justice

In late June 2009, on the eve of the fifteenth anuual celebration of Pride in Trinidad & Tobago, the Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs gave our community a big fat slap: We are not dealing with any issues relating to same-sex unions, homosexuality or sexual orientation in the National Gender Policy and Action Plan, she told the media. Two days later, a range of groups and leaders in Trinidad & Tobago had come together to form the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, to foster a forward-thinking, visionary and humane approach to sexual orientation and gender identity and full citizenship in our proud nation, one consistent with the title of our national development plan, "Vision 20/20".

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