They call it the abominable crime: An Analysis of Heterosexual Support for Anti-Gay Laws in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

Mahalia Jackman

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate support for current buggery/sodomy laws in three Caribbean countries—Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. To complete this task, data from the 2013 Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) ‘Attitudes towards homosexuals’ surveys were employed. The data analysis revealed that a majority of heterosexuals in the sample generally supported the maintenance and enforcement of the anti-gay laws, and the main predictors of said support were race, country of residence, religiosity, interpersonal contact and beliefs about the origins of homosexuality.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSexuality Research and Social Policy
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Anti-gay laws Caribbean Gay rights Attitudes towards homosexuals Buggery laws Homonegativity Homophobia

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