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Two Americans Arrested for Gay Sex in Caribbean

Dominica police remove them from cruise ship, and ship leaves port
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2012 1:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dominica police arrested two California men yesterday for having gay sex, which is illegal on the island nation. The men were on a Caribbean cruise hosted by Atlantis Events, which specializes in gay travel, the AP reports. Police boarded the ship after someone on the docks saw the two men getting busy, and arrested them on suspicion of indecent exposure and “buggery.” The two pled guilty today, and were fined nearly $900.

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The cruise ship left port without the men, both in their 40s, who spent the night in jail but were expected to be released today. The president of Atlantis Events didn't sound all that sympathetic: “Many countries and municipalities that gay men visit and live in have antiquated laws on their books,” he said. “The guests' actions were unfortunate but minor in this case and have no bearing on our overall guest experience.” (Read more Dominica stories.)

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