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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 AM

2 US men arrested on gay cruise in Caribbean

Two California men on a gay cruise of the Caribbean were arrested Wednesday in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal.

Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and "buggery," a term equivalent to sodomy on the island. He identified the men as John Robert Hart, 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, but did not provide their hometowns.

George said the men were seen having sex on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship by someone on the dock.

The two were later charged with indecent exposure and are scheduled to appear before a magistrate Thursday morning. If found guilty, they could be fined $370 each and face up to six months in jail.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46821004/ns/travel-news/

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Reply 2 US men arrested on gay cruise in Caribbean (Original post)
joeybee12 Mar 2012 OP
Mz Pip Mar 2012 #1
joeybee12 Mar 2012 #2
Ian David Mar 2012 #3
jberryhill Mar 2012 #5
Moonwalk Mar 2012 #4
William769 Mar 2012 #6

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:29 AM

1. Why would a cruise line

that had gay cruises go to an island where gay sex is illegal? Someone didn't think that through when planning the cruise itinerary.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:31 AM

2. The writer of the article noted that...

They avoid Barbados and Jamaica totally, so why here?

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:32 AM

3. Why does a gay cruise organizer send cruises to islands where gays are not welcome?

Doesn't he think he would have more customers-- HAPPIER customers-- if they went to islands where they won't board your ship to arrest your clients for buggery?

There is no shortage of islands that are willing to happily take your money.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:41 PM

5. Because it is quite common in the Caribbean


Jamaica's hatred of gays is well known, but the Cayman Islands and others are right up there with them.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. If the cruise line doesn't pay off the constable and judge and get these charges dropped...

...not only should these men sue, but the LGBT community should boycott the whole cruise line.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. I have been on a couple of Gay cruises to the Islands.

Yes you have to be careful.

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