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Reggae Stars Sign Up To 'Gay Rights' Act

June 13th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Beenie Man
Reggae stars Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton have vowed to refrain from writing anti-gay lyrics after signing a historic agreement to renounce homophobia. The artists, who have faced criticism in the past for penning controversial tracks inciting listeners to kill the gay community, have lent their name to the Reggae Compassionate Act - a new drive to "respect and uphold the rights of all individuals to live without violence due to their religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or gender".

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