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Skeleton, UNIBAM

Skeleton, UNIBAM

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BELIZE, A.D. 2010Claim No. 668 of 2010IN THE MATTER OF the Constitution of BelizeAndIN THE MATTER OF the alleged unconstitutionality of Section 53 of theCriminal CodeAndIN THE MATTER OF an application made pursuant to Section 20(1) of thesaid ConstitutionBETWEENCALEB OROZCOUNITED BELIZE ADVOCACY MOVEMENTClaimantsANDATTORNEY GENERAL OF BELIZE DefendantANDTHE COMMONWEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATIONTHE HUMAN DIGNITY TRUSTTHE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTSInterestedPartiesANDTHE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF BELIZETHE BELIZE CHURCH OF ENGLAND CORPORATE BODYTHE BELIZE EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHESInterestedParties
 
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SUBMISSIONS ON BEHALF OF
 
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OFBELIZE, THE BELIZE CHURCH OF ENGLAND CORPORATE BODY, and THE
BELIZE EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES (the “Church
Interested Parties
)
A. Facts:The Claimants, Caleb Orosco and UNIBAM filed a motion, by wayof a fixed date claim form dated the 24
th
of September 2010,seeking constitutional relief and claim, pursuant to r. 56 of theSupreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, among others, thefollowing:1. A Declaration that section 53 of the Belize CriminalCode, Cap 101 which provides that
“Every person who has carnal interc
ourse againstthe order of nature with any person or animal shall
be liable to imprisonment for ten years.”
 Contravenes the constitutional rights of theClaimants enshrined in sections 3, 6, and 14 of theBelize Constitution and affirmed in the Preamble ofthe Belize Constitution and is accordingly null andvoid and of no effect to the extent that it applies tocarnal intercourse between persons.
2. An Order striking out the words “with any person or”
appearing in the said section 53.3.
…….;
 4.
……..;
 5.
……..
;
 
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TAB 1
On or about the 24
th
day of May 2011 the Church Interestedapplied for and obtained leave of the Court to be joined asInterested Parties to the captioned claim. The Court grantedthe Church Interested Parties leave to join, to file affidavits andto make written and oral submissions at the hearing of thisclaim.
TAB 2
Pursuant to this Order, the Church Interested Parties filed thefollowing affidavits:1. Affidavit of Bishop Philip Wright dated the 2
nd
day ofSeptember 2011;
TAB 3
2. Affidavit of Bishop Dorick Wright dated the 7
th
day ofSeptember 2011;
TAB 4
3. Affidavit of Pastor Eugene Crawford dated the 7
th
day ofSeptember 2011;
TAB 5
4. Affidavit of Henry Lawrence dated the 13
th
day of September2011.
TAB 6

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