The question was asked following which 84 percent of persons voted ‘No’, 15 percent voted ‘Yes’ and a mere one percent were undecided.
If caught having anal sex in Guyana, a person could face the maximum of life imprisonment, while jail time is recommended for those found in same sex relationships.
Recently, People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Parliamentarian Manzoor Nadir said while he will vote to scrap anti – buggery laws if the need arises, the cry from the minority community in Guyana for the removal of such policies from the Constitution is “making a mountain out of a mole hill.”
Speaking on the Radio Programme ‘Hard Talk’ on 90.1 Love FM, Nadir said “the whole debate is something this society don’t need right now, it’s been happening for centuries and even though the law is on our books it remains a personal issue and whatever happens between two consenting adults is their business. This national outcry for change is an agenda by other people.