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Curacao political party speaks out against discrimination towards gay people
Published on August 22, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A member party of the coalition government in Curacao, the Partido pa Adelanto i Inovashon Soshal (PAIS), has spoken out against any form of discrimination against homosexuals on the island.

Leader of the coalition party PAIS, Alex Rosaria
According to party officials, the declaration came in response to recent statements made by a member of another coalition partner Pueblo Soberano (PS), Winfred “Wini” Raveneau, who criticized the fact that Curacao will host a gay pride celebration.

The party took a stand in a recent information bulletin against the offending statements made by the Pueblo Soberano MP.

PAIS said it finds it striking that, if the island’s forefathers had not fought against people, organizations and racists who discriminated against women by using texts from the bible, Raveneau would not be an MP right now.

“It is known that religion was used to discriminate against women and people with different skin colour and to keep them out of politics and government. Enough is enough with ignorance and ill-will. More than ever, we need to think about what kind of island we want to be. We, as PAIS, are for everyone, regardless of race, colour, position, belief or preference,” the party said.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle
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