2 Gay Men Arrested For Having Sex With Each Other On Cruise Ship In The Caribbean

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  Two men, both from southern California, were arrested for having sex with each other on a gay cruise ship in the Caribbean, according to officials.

People in West Hollywood were shocked at the international arrests. Said one woman, “Why would the company even take you there if that was a risk.” One man said, “That doesn’t make any sense.”

The men were on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship that was docked in the tiny country of Dominica.

Sodomy, or as it’s called in Dominica “buggery,” is illegal there. The men were arrested for “buggery,” but have only been charged with indecent exposure, apparently a lesser charge.

The two men were having sex, in their cabin aboard the ship, according to travel agent Jess Kalinowsky. He said, “their drapes were open.”

Kalinowsky booked several clients on the same ship. Apparently someone on the dock saw it and complained. Authorities arrested John Hart, 41, and Dennis Mayer, 43, — both men from the Southland.

Kalinowsky said, “Number one, the travel agent should have told their clients about these destinations. And number two, Atlantis should have told the clients about the destinations. And number three, the clients should have kept their windows shut.”

Kalinowsky said he believes gay people should avoid four key areas in the Caribbean due to homophobic laws. “Never Jamaica, never the Cayman Islands, never the Bahamas, and never Dominica,” he said.

If the men are found guilty, they face a $370 fine and six months in jail.

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  1. Sandra says:

    With all of the people who go missing on cruise ships and all of the rapes and missing people cases that get swept under the rug by cruise lines, it’s pathetic that they are worried about 2 gay men having sex. They paid to go on the cruise, what they choose to do in their cabin is their business! Newsflash.. Its 2012 people, yes LGBT people exist all around the world and yes they have sex just like the rest of us! Shocker!

    1. the truth helps says:

      I have gay sex all the time and actually it is quite natural to me. If god didn’t want me to have gay sex he never would have put the desire there, right? you say the truth hurts, well that is my truth and as for normal, I am quite glad I am not your kind of normal, thank you very much. I have a great relationship with both my god and my sexual organs. Jesus loves me too, I don’t need your acceptance! Now I have to go have some gay anal sex with the windows open….anyone care to watch?

      1. BrandonN says:

        If you have gay sex in the privacy of your own home, hotel room, or wherever, that’s your business. If you put your sex on display, you deserve to be arrested and prosecuted. Same deal if you were putting hetero sex on display for everyone.

    2. Christina39 says:

      Actually you hurt. Why don’t you move to east Texas with your 3rd education.

    3. vaharleygirl says:

      News flash – plenty of heterosexuals have anal & oral sex. Can’t be that abnormal.

    4. ISLANDER says:

      NEWSFLASH : THEY WERE NOT IN THEIR CABIN BUT ON THE BALCONY IN PLAIN SIGHT OF EVERYONE ON THE SHORE.
      I agree what ever goes on in their cabin is their but in that case they were outside hence “PUBLIC”.
      http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/all-news/general/update-gay-cruise-ship-docks-in-dominica-two-passengers-arrested-for-buggery-indecent-exposure/

      1. SM says:

        That article says nothing about the men being on the balcony. And every other news source says the men were in their room. Sorry, try again.

      2. Margo says:

        I’m sure alot of people engage in alot of sex acts illegal somewhere and never get arrested- because keep it private!!!

    5. GIRL PLEASE says:

      SANDRA DO YOU BELIVE IN EVERY THING YOU READ..OK SANDRA YOU WAS NOT THERE THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU CORRECT YOUR LAME COMMENT AND COME BACK AGAIN..CAUSETHE PEOPLE OF THIS ISLAND SOW EM,.INCLUDING MY DAUGHTER..IF I CAM AT YOU HOME NAKED IM SURE THAT YOU WOULD CALL THE COPS AND ARREST ME FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE RIGHT..AND IF THEY WERE NOT GUILTY THEY SHOULD SAY SO IN THE COURT OF LAW..SO IF YOU DONT KNOW NOTHING ..HUSH!!!!!!!

    6. Kattkins says:

      It’s not their business once they leave the drapes open, exhibitionist style, for the entire world to see. Are you saying LGBT people lack common sense or should be exempt from the same indecent exposure laws everyone has to abide by?

    7. There I said it. says:

      Donking your buddy in a foreign country is not acceptable there, or here, or anywhere you freak.

      Because you can’t get sex from a woman is not a reason to feel that it’s acceptable to get it from a man.

      Maybe in jail, or prison. Nowhere else.

      1. Trevor says:

        You forgot the Royal Navy

    8. bathtimemommaYATES says:

      ALL ABOARD; time for some serious gay-bash!

  2. Samantha says:

    Newsflash – It’s 2012 and regardless of the laws in YOUR country, you must respect and adapt to the laws of any other country you plan to visit. Do your research. If you don’t, you only have yourself to blame – not the travel agent, cruise line, or anyone else – have some accountability people. It’s not like you were taken to a surprise destination, you knew where you were going. Do your own research, it isn’t that difficult!

    1. the truth hurts says:

      exactly right!

  3. Sanityforus says:

    Newsflash Samantha When your ON a cruise ship ‘technically’ your ON the grounds of whatever country it’s from. So this case will have a ‘short’ shelf life baby.

    1. Hailian says:

      Newsflash to you Sanityforus……there is such a thing as a country’s waters. And that is still under the jurisdiction of the said country. So the same way the coast guard can arrest people on a country’s waters for illegal activity, is the same way the men could have been arrested for indecent behavior on the ship.

      Educate yourself.

    2. prxam2 says:

      A ship and all those on it become fully subject to the laws of the relevant country once they enter into its territorial waters. Stands to reason! A ship is not an embassy!!!

  4. greg says:

    If they didn’t leave the drapes open, probably hoping someone would see them this wouldn’t be an issue, that’s why even though they want to be equal in all ways their own flamboyance gets them in trouble. Stop the gay pride parades where they dress as flamboyantly as possible, stop running around in a jock strap like in San Francisco, and stop doing things to get attention and you’re equal, now you’re BUSTED

    1. straight girl says:

      maybe you should stop writing comments and walking around in all your non-flamboyant clothing and looking for attention.
      if you don’t like san francisco don’t go there. what about the st patrick’s day parade. how DARE they wear green! and don’t get me started on the 4th of july parade… who do they think they are, celebrating the country that was founded on FREEDOM.

      1. Mary says:

        Here is the fact, these men were live on the balcony…How about we stop bashing the citizens of said country for simply wanting to uphold their laws, which i commend the officers for doing. Secondly why don’t we condemn these two men for knowingly breaching the laws of that country?

      2. bathtimemommaYATES says:

        LAW is “the MAN”

  5. Chuey says:

    And what exactly is a gay cruise ship? a ship more flamboyant and colorful than a standard sea going vessel perhaps?

    1. lyn says:

      ok pplmaybe they should start having drug dealers cruises too or murderers cruises or adultery cruises tooo…what do you all think…it.is immoral cruises we having already so let immorality reign

  6. Linton says:

    The travel agent is not telling the truth. The guys left their rooms and came out on the balcony in full view of the public. And did their activities live.
    They could have stayed in their cabins.

    1. Christina39 says:

      I hope you enjoyed the gay cruise because unless you were there you are the only person who knows this information. Bon Voyage! Maybe you can get a package deal!

      1. Sharon says:

        The curtains were not open, these guys were not in their bedrooms. They were out on the balcony of their cabin engaging in buggery. The ship was dock in close proximity to the boulevard. I saw it live. It was disgusting and shameful that to adults would engage in such activity in the public open that children walking along the road could see. They were not in their rooms/cabin they were outside on their balcony.

        Get your facts straight

      2. Linton says:

        I am actually from the Dominica, And was on scene at the time. The information are being twisted on the international media. we respect every body and the laws of other countries. Our laws should be respected also. Public sex is against the law in every country.

      3. Dominican says:

        I was there and saw them they were on the balcony having sex there was a crowd of people standing outside watching

    2. lyn says:

      i was just about to post this information..because these ppl have been misinformed..they were actually in plain view on the balcolny…pppl made videos of it..the proof will surely be made public.

  7. lyn says:

    we do not have an out of control birth rate mam..get ur facts right!

  8. dbh says:

    For the record, being gay and gay sex is not illegal in the Bahamas. Gays actually have the right to serve in the Bahamian military.

  9. antoinette says:

    christina u need to get ur facts together and worry abt privacy aint no one regardless of ur sexual prefrences need to be showing everything they could have close the window or blinds…

  10. Dominicasource says:

    As it stands the island has laws which prohibits two men/women having sexual intercourse publicly. The men were told about the laws yet they went ahead and did it and that’s what infuriating the people of Dominica. Members of the gay community are welcome to Dominica’s shores all that is required of them is to respect the laws of the land. It is also reported that even the ship management were surprised by the actions of the two men after being told about the laws. Dominica is among other islands such as the bahamas,cayman islands,and jamaica where this law exist. Dominica is the nature island of the world and welcomes everyone despite their sexuality to its shores providing that its laws are respected.

  11. Sabrina B. says:

    I have read all the comments and it is surprising to see such hurtful comments levelled against Dominicans in general.
    Can someone please tell me of one place in the USA where it is lawful to have sex in public, where there are no consequences? It is absurd to make this just a gay ‘thing’ – it was disrespectful and would have been equally disrespectful if it was a heterosexual couple. The only difference here is that buggery is against the law in Dominica. It is an indictable offense. Prior to 2003 the same laws existed in many US states. Wave your rainbow flag proudly but please be fair in your judgments.

  12. Totti Johnson says:

    lol, wow thats kinda crazy dude, I mean like seriously? give the dudes a break.
    http://www.real-world-anon.tk

  13. George Nash says:

    Those little buggers!

  14. Gregs says:

    oh wow my country is seen as being bad just 4 enforcing it’s laws, now if these guys were robbed down here or any other crime was done against them and the authorities did not act it would have been a different story

    1. lyn says:

      you are so right gregs…so right…and see how they twisted the story to suit their purpose

  15. Sarah says:

    i think the only thing wrong here is that they had their drapes open. gay or not, you need to keep sex private. it doesnt matter what country you are in, you will be arrested for indecent exposure.

    and by the way, no one needs to tell you that, i dont believe the agency should tell you what you should already know. Sex= Private

    hellooooo

    1. Know The Facts says:

      As stated in the previous comments, the arrest was made due to the fact that the men were engaging in a sexual act in public. The fact that they were gay, straight or bi does not matter. They were being charged with public indecency and not “being gay.”

      Everyone has rights and in this case they gave up their rights by choosing to disregard the laws set forth in the country. This would be the case anywhere in the world. Not just our “small” island.

      They were on the balcony of the ship and there were several witnesses so, unfortunately, it was not just a matter of pulling their drapes!

  16. vaharleygirl says:

    IF on a balcony – shame on them. As others mentioned, public sex like that would be an issue regardless of the genders involved.

    IF in their *room* – I do wonder if hetero couples have been arrested & charged in the past. I know a few couples that get a thrill at being watched – and most people wouldn’t throw a hissy fit about it, simply look the other way.

    1. lyn says:

      they were not in their rooms…no one’s eyes are that good to see that far…they were on the balcony saw it with my own eyes

    2. Mary says:

      they were port side, on the balcony…I am so upset with the way this has been sensationalized by American Media…and now these two men have gotten their 15 minutes of fame and are trying to paint a negative image of our ‘tiny’ island. Gay cruises have docked here before and nothing like this has every happened. By all reports the men had an enjoyable time here and were not discriminated against in any way. Furthermore, if this was just a matter of being gay, a lot more of the tourists should have been arrested. I think they did it with purpose and intent…right now I don’t believe anything that America news reports

  17. Tyler says:

    Good lock them up.

  18. tom prius says:

    prob with gays , just cause they are they think everyone schould be . they even push it to teach little kids in school hey gay is allright , grow up to be gay ,

    1. Abdul Keddou says:

      The heterophobic gay supremacists are taking over the school system, but no matter how much they try to indoctrinate NORMAL kids, teenagers and pre-teens STILL use the term GAY as a synonym for LAME.

      The PC gay indoctrinators are fighting against NATURE…

  19. Abdul Keddou says:

    If these perverts weren’t such and not had their curtains OPEN then NOBODY would have known they were getting it on and they would NOT have been arrested.

    You gay DRAMA QUEENS need to get over your narcissistic SELVES…LOL

  20. Dominicasource says:

    update: Both men were fined EC$2400 approximately US900.00 each. They pleaded guilty and said that they only came to the island to have a good time and humbly apologize for their actions.

  21. The Truth Hurts says:

    According to your INTELLIGENT ANALOGY, then…. If God didn’t want Innocent Children to be raped the desire would not exist for rapist and if God didn’t want people to be tortured and murdered the desire would not exist for serial killers, if God didn’t want women to be physically abused then the desire would not be there for their abusers…. and to rapists, abusers, murderers,etc…. they ALL feel it is QUITE NATURAL TOO!…. So according to you YOUR GOD is for RAPE, MURDER, TORTURE AND ABUSE Right?

  22. Stance says:

    They were not in their room!!!!!!!!!
    THe individuals were on the BALCONY!
    smh.
    THat is just disrespectful.
    You go to a country you abide by their rules.

  23. ISLANDER says:

    HERE AM I AGAIN SM. ARE ANY OF THE NEWS SOURCES YOU REFERRING TO LOCAL? GET THE RIGHT FACTS.

    http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/all-news/general/gay-cruise-company-clears-air-on-dominica-incident/

  24. Framps says:

    GOOD.WAY TO GO DOMINICA.I am from the beautifull island of Dominica and I am appalled at such behavior.Who do you think you are.Why because we are a ” little tiny island ” you feel you have the right to disrespect our laws and our people.Did they think the ” natives ” would have been turned on by their nastiness.They should have been LOCKED UP If I had public sex on my balcony in New York City I would be arrested in no time.Double standard you people are.PROUD OF YOU DOMINICA !!!

  25. Nicole Richards says:

    If they were heterosexuals havng sex in the open in Dominica, the Dominica people would be offended. Open displays of sexuality is not a done thing in Dominica unless it is carnival time, and evn then openly having sex where all can see you will be frowned upon.
    I am progay, and Dominica does have a gay community, everyone in Dominica knowes the local gay. We ar not anti gy, but Dominicans beleive in decorum in behaviour.
    The other gays on board ship were not molested they enjoyed the island, but these men were behaving outside the rule of norm for our society.Being gay was not the issue it is the behaviour which applies to either gay or straight. These two did not help the gay course, most people have a sense of privacy, and it is not gay people they are against it is the in your face, i am above the law behaviour.

  26. Dominicasource says:

    we will be talking about this issue tonight live. You can join in the conversation talk and interact with the locals in Dominica on this pressing issue. To participate live via webcam go here http://www.spreecast.com/events/straight-talk. Thanks and hope to see you guys.

  27. M says:

    Excelletn! I hope the get the maximum sentences.

  28. get real says:

    THEY WERE HAVING SEX ON THE GLASS BALCONIE OUTISDE OF THEIR CABINS..FOR EVERYONE TO SEE INCLUDING MY DAUGHTER..INDECENT EXPOSURE ..AND IF THE GUYS WERE NOT GUILTY THEY SHOULD HAVE SAID SO IN THE COURT OF LAW

  29. get real says:

    THEY DID NOT DO IT IN THEIR ROOMS..IF THEY DID IN THEIR ROOMS HOW DA HELL WOULD PEOPLE KNOW..THEY DID IT OUTSIDE ..

  30. Everyday Guy says:

    GROSS.

  31. DD says:

    I was there. They were out on the balcony. You could see thm clearly from the dock. Many people were taking pictures. I dont care how many news sources report that they were in their room. I was there. I saw them. They were on the balcony.

  32. BrandonN says:

    If you’re gonna have sex, gay or straight, CLOSE THE @#$%ING BLINDS!!! Sheesh. Sorry, but I don’t feel sorry for these men.

  33. Kyle says:

    “on a gay cruise ship”?????

  34. Alison says:

    I bet they were on te poop deck

  35. chuck says:

    Was it anally?

  36. Jon says:

    All they had to do was leave their draped closed, but no they wante to show off.
    Congressman Frank you should know better.

  37. Curvey P Ness says:

    There are plenty of news sources telling the real story. the travel agent is trying to change the story. They were on the deck in public view, not in a cabin with the drapes open as they are trying to lead you to believe… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119932/They-treated-inhumanely-Gay-man-thrown-Caribbean-cruise-having-sex-deck-port-tells-humiliating-arrest.html

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