Let's not get too self righteous here. And let's not forget that the person who took this picture was not a casual observer, he was looking for trouble.
This is the actual dock:
This is the photo:
Correct me if I am wrong here, but the photo of these two men appears to have been taken, not from the pier, but from somewhere high up on the wharf by a very powerful camera. In other words, no one saw these men with the unassisted eye, they were looking for an incident. That changes these men's expectation of privacy. If someone has to use a telescope to see you, it's not "public" per se. Like I said, if you have to stand on a ladder to see your neighbor naked, he's not breaking the law.
Last edited by Zathras; 03-31-2012 at 03:19 PM.
homeless couple were arrested for having sex on a stage a couple weeks ago.
If the authorities had come onto the boat and arrested them for what they were doing in the privacy of their room, then I'd say that they were being persecuted for being gay. But it was public indecency-in this country, they'd be arrested, booked and probably fined heavily for their actions.
Now if they face the death penatly for this, then I would say that would be a punishment that is way disproportional to the nature of the crime and that they probably are being persecuted for being gay.
One of my friends lived in London for a while in the early 90s, and she dated a guy from Dominica. He was a muslim-that may also have some role in the country's dislike for gays.
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