Two words and
a comma are (just about) all it would take to prohibit
discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. But Bermuda
has yet to make that simple amendment since the Human Rights Act
first became law in 1981.
We are among the many Bermudians
concerned about the fact that our country does not provide adequate
protection under the law for all its citizens.
But if the history of the human
rights movement is marked in part by failures on the part of our
political leadership, it has also seen some remarkable successes
driven by ordinary people taking the lead.
We are taking the lead through
human rights education and, where necessary, political action.