Citing safety concerns, gay rights activist withdraws court challenge to Jamaica anti-gay law

  • by: DAVID McFADDEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 29, 2014 - 5:05 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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