March 22, 2012
"The protection of women rights is of paramount importance to a Democratic National Alliance government," said DNA leader Branville McCartney. Commenting on recent remarks made by Social Development Minister Loretta Butler-Turner, he added "Our goal as a government is to ensure complete equity and equality for Bahamian women and complete protection of every civil, human and legal right as afforded men." Addressing the remark that other democracies have embraced changes to their laws and outlawed marital rape, McCartney remarked: "I was a Cabinet member when this legislation was first introduced, and I saw first-hand how divisive this would be to the country. Re-education to build awareness is required before making decisions..."
News date : 03/22/2012 Category : Health