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12th November 2011 Email to Hon Premier Anna Bligh, Hon Attorney-General Paul Lucas, Dean Wells MP, Neil Roberts MP and to Courier Mail "Letters" regarding this day’s announcement that the Gold Coast in Queensland has been named as host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games:

From: John Frame [mailto:jvframe@ozemail.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, 12 November 2011 11:00 AM
To: Dean Wells MP for Murrumba; Attorney - SMTP; Neil Roberts Nudgee Electorate Office; The Premier; cmletters@qnp.newsltd.com.au
Subject: Will the Qld Govt be warning young gay Commonwealth athletes not to have sex here in 2018?

To: Hon Premier Anna Bligh, Hon Attorney-General Paul Lucas, Dean Wells MP, Neil Roberts MP and to: Courier Mail "Letters"

 

"for publication"

 

Will the Queensland Government finally enact an equal age of consent at 16? Or will it be warning the rest of the Commonwealth that their 16 and 17 year old gay athletes will face up to 14 years jail if they choose to do sex while they are here for the 2018 Commonwealth Games?

 

The current Queensland Sodomy Law makes Australia one of the worst Commonwealth nations in regard to the treatment of homosexuals. The law is both damaging and degrading to local homosexual youth - and it is an appalling embarrassment in terms of global human rights.

 

While Bligh Labor still have the chance, they must act urgently to remove Section 208 from the Criminal Code - for the sake of our state's youth, and of Australia's international reputation.

 

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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