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Friday, November 06, 2009

GGR considering Court action in Govt declaration

Equality Rights Group Chairman, Felix Alvarez (left), has made a brief public statement following recent media information that government, through the offices of the Attorney General, has filed for a hearing regarding the constitutionality or otherwise of Gibraltar's current law on the unequal sexual age of consent (16 for heterosexuals and lesbians but 18 for same-sex male partners).
In a brief statement to the media, Mr Alvarez has revealed that he has given instructions to the group's lawyers to consider intervening in this matter.
"There are important judicial and other implications to this move, and GGR is actively considering pursuing them in the Courts. I will be making no further comment at this juncture, and until further developments require," Mr Alvarez ended.