US nudges Guyana on disabilities legislation, same sex marriage

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US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt addressing the gathering. [iNews' Photo]

By Jomo Paul

US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt; Acting President, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon cut the cake during the Independence celebration. [iNews' Photo]
US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt; Acting President, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon cut the cake during the Independence celebration. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – As the local United States Embassy celebrated America’s 239th Anniversary of Independence, calls were made for Guyana to follow in the nation’s footprints as it relates to legislation to protect differently abled individuals and for some amount of reform to the current legislation surrounding same sex relations.

US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt, at a reception held at the Marriott International Hotel on Thursday, July 02, pointed out that incidentally, this year marks 25 years since America enacted its Disabilities Act and it is hoped that similar advances will be made by Guyana in the near future.

“This landmark legislation prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life…we are hopeful that the government of Guyana can join us in our commitment to ensure that all persons, disabled or not have equal access and equal opportunity to live full and independent lives,” said Hunt.

US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt addressing the gathering. [iNews' Photo]
US Charge d’ Affaires Bryan Hunt addressing the gathering. [iNews’ Photo]
As it relates to the recent ruling on gay marriage in the US, Hunt implored that Guyana and other allies of the US should also take examples from the USA.

“It is my fervent hope that in the coming years other allies such as Guyana, will decide to join us in the fight for human rights for all including those of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities,” Hunt stated.

Meanwhile, he also pointed out that in the last 12 months, the US has issued some 30,000 non-immigrant visas to Guyanese. Acting President, Moses Nagamootoo congratulated America on its milestone, noting that Guyana is relatively young in comparison to America.

The Acting President said that Guyana still has a far way to go in relation to growth and development; however he is optimistic that the country will reach its full potential.

“We too are optimistic that we can achieve greatness when we harness the creativity of our people and out vast riches,” said Nagamootoo.

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  1. I am proud of the stance many Guyanese are taking with respect to Same Sex Marriage. Have you noticed the subtle twinning of homosexuality and disability in an attempt to push through same sex unions? How sinful can they get. Guyana needs to be wary of handouts and financial gifts from International Financial Organizations in Western countries. When you take their money, you give them power over you. It becomes difficult to tell them no when they ask you to go against your conscience and God’s holy word. Remember thee people don’t believe in God. Let us be wary of the wiles of the enemy.

  2. This is typically how certain laws are passed, the ones the majority of the population disagree with are usually attached to others that they agree with. What exactly does a homosexual man or lesbian woman have in common with people with disabilities? Asked any homosexual or lesbian if they consider themselves as one with a disability and they will tell you no they are normal. Please understand what MR Hunt is doing here playing with our intelligence and feelings for those with disabilities by joining the two different issues to give the appearance of one. We can and should say yes to rights for those with disabilities but no to same sex marriage. It is wrong in the eyes of God regardless of your religion. A little something worth paying attention too, June 24, 2011 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a same-sex marriage bill into law late Friday in his office at the State Capitol. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/nyregion/gay-marriage-approved-by-new-york-senate.html?_r=0 November 1, 2012 Worst Ever “Natural” Disaster Hits New http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/mhieditorial/worst-ever-%E2%80%9Cnatural%E2%80%9D-disaster-hits-new-york.html

  3. A day in history back in the Old Testament God made known His plans for Sodom and Gomorrah to Abraham, because of the homosexual lifestyle. Found in Genesis Chapter 18:17-33. In Chapter 19: 19-24 recorded the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. June 24, 2011 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a same-sex marriage bill into law late Friday in his office at the State Capitol. November 1, 2012 Worst Ever “Natural” Disaster Hits New York. Please google and read more. It is time for all of us to take a stand for what is right. In order to avoid the wrath of God upon our nation, we must voice our disagreement concerning this matter loud and clear to our Government and the US.

  4. Do not link “disability” with “LGBT”. They are two different issues. The time for favour on Guyana is NOW. The person to favour Guyana is God. And He, God, made them male and female. There is NO confusion there.

  5. The last days are really upon us. The good book say that those with the mark of the beast would have taken it freely.This might sound harsh, but i would rather have Venezuela invade us and take our oil than have Legal Gay Marriages happen here.I is not a saint but one thing i know, is that you Don’t play around with God.He is loving and forgiving but you see when you get he angry is not something nice.So let America try with that,there is going to be hell to pay.

  6. With all due respect to the brotherhood of Nationals, This nation has a motto, “One People One Nation One Destiny”. We are one in culture, creed and shares a rich diversity. However we don’t miss with the Living God. We say NO to same sex marriage. Wake up Guyanese and take your stand for what is right.

  7. Truly, the US and other developed nations have been good to Guyana, but that is no reason to partake of their FILTH. In fact, there is a day of reckoning coming, if we do decide to go that route. Seriously take a look at what Revelation chapter 18 has to say. You can interpret it for yourself. And remember this, “The fool said in his heart – THERE IS NO GOD”.

  8. Not in Guyana..no way! We’re a primarily Christian country, if US want that sort of thing we don’t have to follow suit especially just because they are helping us. We as a people I’m sure the majority won’t condone gay marriages….disabilities right most definitely!

  9. Why should we follow in the same sinful ways of the US? The US needs to repent of their many sins.

  10. Everybody has got the right to embrace their lifestyle…..I guess.However,legalising gay marriage,HELL NO!!!

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