US Delegation Pushed Jamaica on LGBT Rights During Historic Visit – Rice

The United States is urging Jamaican leaders to extend equal rights to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT, community by putting an end to anti-discrimination acts.

The message is coming from US National Security Advisor, Susan Rice.

Ms. Rice was a member of the delegation which travelled with President Obama on his recent visit to Jamaica.

In a series of tweets, Ms. Rice wrote that laws and violence against members of the LGBT community are unacceptable everywhere.

She says this is the global policy of the Obama administration and was discussed in Jamaica.

She says the US is committed to advancing human rights for all.

The lobby group, Love March Movement, held a silent protest along Mona Road in St. Andrew yesterday.

The group says the visit by the US President would advance immoral ideologies in Jamaica.

They were clad in black t-shirts with messages including “No to US buggery export.”