Jamaican Gay Rights Activist Suing Local TV Stations

Attorney-at-Law Maurice Tomlinson, who is also a gay rights activist, is suing Jamaica’s two major TV stations.

According to reports, Tomlinson is seeking damages from CVM and TVJ for allegedly refusing to air commercials promoting homosexual tolerance in Jamaica.

The lawyer filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court earlier this week. Court documents states that the two TV stations breached the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.

Attorney-at-Law Lord Anthony Gifford says the rejected advertisement does not violate any broadcasting laws or regulations in Jamaica.

Lawyers representing the two television stations say they will be mounting a strong defense.

File photo Lord Anthony Gifford.