Schoolboy takes Jersey to European Court over gay age of consent
A schoolboy is taking Jersey to the European Court of Human Rights
over the fact that the island has different ages of consent for gays
Luke Small, a sixteen year old from St Brelade has lodged the case
with the Strasbourg based court.
Politicians in Jersey announced earlier this year that they were
considering equalising the age of consent for gays and straights.
However Mr Small claims that the island has taken to long to change
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European states are required under the European Convention on Human
Rights to end discrimination based on sexuality.
Mr Small told the BBC: “differentiating two categories of people is
educating young people that being gay is somehow kind of dangerous