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Wednesday, December 16, 1998 Published at 19:00 GMT

World: Americas

Jamaican minister opposes gay reforms

The Jamaican justice minister has rejected calls for the government to repeal legislation outlawing homosexuality on the island.

K D Knight said the law was based on a moral imperative, which had not changed.

Last week a new group, the Jamaica forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays, was set up to promote the rights of homosexuals in Jamaica, and to press the authorities to change the current legislation.

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