British officials are putting pressure on the Caribbean colonies to eradicate laws criminalizing homosexuality. The request comes after Cayman Islands authorities refused to let a cruise ship carrying gay vacationers to land because they “could not be counted on to uphold the standards of appropriate behavior expected of visitors.”
Anguilla’s chief minister Hubert Hughes said, “We are a simple Christian society. That is the foundation of our society. People say homosexuality is sinful.” Britain has threatened to use its powers in Parliament to intervene and overturn the laws.