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9th January 2012 Email to Premier Anna Bligh and Attorney-General Paul Lucas. Regarding my email to the Courier Mail in which I highlight that Queensland has the potential to mirror Malaysia in the prosecution of its draconian sodomy law. I state This law conflicts with overwhelming public understanding and acceptance that all people deserve to be treated with equity, whether they are male or female, gay or straight. Queensland's youth are placed at unacceptable risk of abuse and suicide by this law which can see them prosecuted and imprisoned for up to 14 years, merely for physically expressing their love.

 


 

From: John Frame [mailto:jvframe@ozemail.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 9 January 2012 11:18 AM
To: qld_lgbt_rights@yahoogroups.com; ausqueer@yahoogroups.com; queercoalitionqld@yahoogroups.com; The Premier; Attorney - SMTP
Subject: Malaysia's obsession with sodomy reflected in Queensland

To attention Hon Premier Anna Bligh, Attorney-General Paul Lucas and concerned groups.

 

For your information, I am forwarding a copy of the email which I sent today, 9th January 2012, to Courier Mail "letters":

 

Malaysia's obsession with prosecuting Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy could easily be reflected in Queensland, as we are the only region in Australia which retains a "sodomy law". Section 208 of the 1899 Criminal Code sets a 2 year higher minimum age at 18 for consent to "sodomy" (anal intercourse). The sole purpose of that 1990 law was to define homosexual activity as a perversion, and to infer that homosexuals are immoral.

 

This law conflicts with overwhelming public understanding and acceptance that all people deserve to be treated with equity, whether they are male or female, gay or straight. Queensland's youth are placed at unacceptable risk of abuse and suicide by this law which can see them prosecuted and imprisoned for up to 14 years, merely for physically expressing their love.

 

Queensland Labor already has a clear Policy Platform commitment to enact equal age of consent reform, but they must find the political will to ensure it becomes law while they still hold a clear majority.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

John Frame

jvframe@ozemail.com.au

82 Main Ave., Wavell Hts 4012 Australia

Ph: (07) 3350 1562 / 0409 501 561

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