I am glad you brought this issue up as there has been a lot of uproar recently in the international media. Jamaica is a predominantly Christian country and we take religion and religious beliefs very seriously. Most Christians believe that homosexuality is a sin and it states so clearly in the bible.
Fighting for LGBT rights in a country where lesbians are caned – podcast
More from Gay Star News
A bare-chested young man wearing only jewelry holds a transgender woman wrapped in cloth the color of rose gold. The woman's fingers twist themselves in her companion's two necklaces, her palm obscuring a broad tattoo covering his upper chest. Her head rests on the slope of his neck as his hand and bracelets graze her thigh. Only his eyes, gazing warily beyond the perimeters of the image, interrupt the romance of the frame, suggesting that their moment of peace has been snatched. The man, Bobby Brandon Brown, is a gay man in Jamaica.
Early one late summer morning, more than people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica , for a breakfast party. The revellers ate — ackee, saltfish, fried plantain — and swayed to a soundtrack of dancehall and soca. Same-sex couples danced together. The park was strung with rainbow banners for the fourth annual Pride JA celebrations. At about midday, the party wrapped up. A light rain eased the heat and the dancers went home to sleep. Yet that label has clung to Jamaica ever since, and with good reason. Non-violent discrimination is even more pervasive, with bullying and exclusion faced in education, healthcare and within local communities. When the organisation launched on 10 December , it caused outrage.
You should also be willing to date other people. In her obviously orthodox Mormon paradigm dad's a bishop, she went to BYU and on a missionunderstand that she believes her husband must be an orthodox Mormon and get married to her in the temple. I would have to say absolutely NOT!!!!. And for mormons, the goal is always a temple marriage and a marriage for the eternities. My husband and I have been together since we were year-olds at university trying to figure out where we stood with the faiths we had grown up in. It sounds like she's already considered marrying you and raising children in the church even with you being out of the church.