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Gay advocate takes T&T to court over immigration law

Stabroek News
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November 30, 2012
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Aids-Free World, an advocacy NGO, is challenging Trinidad and Tobago’s immigration law. Section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class." Maurice Tomlinson, its legal adviser for marginalised groups, is carrying the challenge forward. He is a Jamaican lawyer who is gay. Tomlinson received an invitation from the UNFPA to participate in an HIV workshop to be held in T&T on December 3 and 4. However, section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class."