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Atlantis president: No concerns bringing gay tourists to countries with 'antiquated laws on their books'

An update from Associated Press on the two men arrested in Dominica after being seen from the dock having sex aboard an Atlantis Events-organized cruise ship:

Atlantis Events President Rich Campbell, who is aboard the cruise, said in a phone interview earlier that he thought the two men would be released. He later said in an email that the company has organized many trips to Dominica and would "happily return."

"Many countries and municipalities that gay men visit and live in have antiquated laws on their books," he said. "These statutes don't pose a concern to us in planning a tourist visit."

Campbell said he expects the two men to be released on Thursday and that they only face misdemeanor charges.

"The guests' actions were unfortunate but minor in this case and have no bearing on our overall guest experience," he said via email.

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Americans should learn to respect other people's cultures and laws,calling their laws antiquated is very condescending for the ugly americans, who force primitive people to watch them buggering each others rectum.We are antiquated but at least we know a male chimpanze mates only with a female chimp.

It appears to me that Rich Campbell is more concerned with making money than making sure his paying passengers are safe from antiquated laws. Persons on a docked boat in port should certainly be mindful of possible Looky Loos. The size & scale of these ships are massive and it would take some immense gazing to pick up such detail. Living in NYC if you'd like to see adults doing adult stuff just look out your window and into the windows of neighbors. Seek & ye shall Find. Clearly the problem is this was a same sex couple. I am certain if this had been a heterosexual couple perhaps the woman would have snickered & invited guest to have a Look See.

I wouldn't even risk going on a cruise that visited countries where homosexuality is illegal. There are plenty of gay friendly destinations in the Caribbean like Curacao, St Maarten as alternatives.

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