Debating same-sex marriage in St Kitts
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug 15– Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas says the introduction of legislation allowing same sex marriage in St Kitts and Nevis goes beyond a debate in the Parliament but should include the views of all stakeholders in the twin island Federation.
“I believe the church will want to have its say upon this particular matter. I believe the various groups that are pursuing the human rights of people in a vigorous way in the fundamentals of what people can do or what people cannot do and also looking at what governments can do to lend support to the debate,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
“I believe it will generate quite a bit of national debate. I believe we would be guided not only with what is happening in North America and in Europe, but to some extent what have been cultural norms in our own Caribbean Society and in our own St Kitts and Nevis society.
“This is a fundamental question I believe that will definitely need to be brought to national debate at some time,” Dr Douglas said on his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister”. (CMC)