Well, you gotta give Antigua's Attorney General, Justin Simon, credit for being honest about his bigotry. The guy just comes out and says he's homophobic. What's the first step to recovery? Admitting you have a problem.
Responding to a judicial review of an old "buggery" law in Belize, Simon says he has no plans to remove the book from Antiguan law.
"I don't care what happens in Belize, there will be no change in the law on buggery in Antigua & Barbuda. At least not if I can help it. Being gay is morally wrong, and to be honest personally, I am still homophobic. I know they are going to ask me this same question at the Human Rights United Nations meeting I am attending, and I will give them the same answer," Attorney General Justin Simon said.
"Besides, the churches and the public will cry murder if that would happen. I can tell you that," he added.
Simon, AIDS Programme Manager Delcora Williams, and everyone interviewed for the article say that Antigua is actually LGBT-friendly with a "live and let live" type of atmosphere. The law hasn't been used to prosecute consensual sex acts in years - only criminal cases.
A coalition of LGBT Antiguans are planning ways to challenge the law currently.