United and Strong Inc said it plans to look into reports of discrimination against gays in the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) stating that someone should not be judged based on their sexual preference.
Secretary of United and Strong Jessica St Rose is reported in the media as saying that being gay or lesbian should not prevent anyone from joining any other organization, especially the RSLPF.
While acknowledging that discrimination occurs daily in the workplace, St. Rose said United and Strong would pledge to do more, by educating employers about people’s rights and freedom.
President of the Police Welfare Association Camron Laure has said in a recent press conference that officers within the RSLPF who are gay and lesbian, are being discriminated against.
National Security Minister Guy Mayers had said that buggery is a criminal offense, implying therefore, that these officers are engaged in “criminal behaviour.”
But St. Rose rebutted those claims stating that that law is outdated and it should not be acknowledged in cases where persons of the same sex chose to share a relationship.
She said everyone have the right to love who they want to and should not be judged based on that choice.