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Haiti - Social : Intolerance made two victims...
22/07/2013 11:36:06

Haiti - Social : Intolerance made two victims...
Friday, at the initiative of a coalition of religious and moral organizations, nearly a thousand people of various faiths, demonstrated to denounce the efforts of Haitian gay groups for the recognition of their rights and in particular against the existence of a supposed bill, to legalize marriage for all in Haiti, chanting slogans in favor of the traditional family and other clearly violent and homophobic.

The bill moreover nonexistent, as confirmed by the Deputy Jean Tholbert Alexis, President of the Lower House saying "there is no bill to promote the conjugal union of same-sex tabled in Parliament." What has not stopped, Pastor Gerald Forges in a message addressed to President Martelly and parliament, to remember that the evangelical sector is very powerful in Haiti and that it will sanction in the next election all the men and women of state, which would prove favorable to the legalization of marriage for all in Haiti...

Charlot Jeudy, at the head of a Haitian Association of defense of gay rights "Kouraj" believes there is confusion about the rights that they claim and that he is not aware of the existence of a marriage law for all "We urge the government and the international community to take responsibility to avoid reprisals against homosexuals in Haiti," believing that role of religion should not be incitement to discrimination and stigmatization.

Friday, following to unfortunate incidents, which among other things, resulted in the loss of two people, after the protest march against the institutionalization of homosexuality, the Administration Martelly and Lamothe Government, in a statement invites the general public to show more tolerance.

"The Government vehemently denounces these unworthy excesses of a society that is democratic. The administration Martelly and Lamothe government believe that this is an opportunity for the Haitian society as a whole to reflect on the model and the quality of democracy it wants to build. Convinced that their inclination to build a rule of law is shared by the entire Haitian population, the administration Martelly and Lamothe Government believe that this society of Right, can not be built in intolerance and non-compliance with human rights.

The country is indeed at a stage where it needs energy for all its citizens to carry large and real battles: the battle against extreme poverty, against illiteracy, against hunger and malnutrition, battle against ignorance and intolerance. In this context, tolerance being a virtue necessary for the establishment of a just and democratic society, becomes a patriotic duty to the extent that a society that is not just will not grow, and that there can not be justice without tolerance. It reiterates that the tolerance, love, solidarity, serenity, respect for others, brotherhood, justice remains the foundation of the democracy learning in a society.

The government presents its condolences to the families of the two victims and asked the police to conduct an investigation for clarification on the circumstances of the loss of these two people.

The Administration Martelly and Lamothe Government once again invites the population to the wisdom, tolerance, serenity and believe that any debate on a complex subject, must be done in dialogue with the utmost respect for human rights."

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