Tag: civil unions

Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

| 09/01/2017 | 104 Comments

(CNS): While 2016 was the year that Cayman began talking openly about equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, local activists hope that 2017 will be the year things really start to change. Building on the momentum from last year, Colours Cayman is hoping that [...]

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Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

| 04/10/2016 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s overseas territories minister, Baroness Anelay, told the Legislative Assembly Tuesday that the continued discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community placed the Cayman Islands Government in breach of its legal obligations. Addressing MLAs at the o [...]

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MLAs press for gay rights fight

MLAs press for gay rights fight

| 23/06/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Members of the opposition benches pressed government to budget for a legal fight over gay rights during Finance Committee Wednesday, when they asked for updates on the case of Dr Leo Raznovich, who is seeking to become his husband’s legal dependent. Questioning the attorney general abou [...]

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Gay marriage here to stay, says bishop

Gay marriage here to stay, says bishop

| 13/06/2016 | 167 Comments

(CNS): An Anglican bishop has pointed out that nothing bad happened in the UK after the introduction of same-sex marriage two years ago and that the Church of England is slowly accepting the concept. Delivering a keynote speech at the ‘Queering Paradigms’ conference on Sunday evening, the Rt [...]

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Premier: No same-sex union poll

Premier: No same-sex union poll

| 13/06/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Government has no plans to hold a referendum on the question of either same-sex unions or gay marriage, Premier Alden McLaughlin told the Legislative Assembly Friday. However, he asked his political colleagues, especially those on the opposition benches, to be more tolerant towards the les [...]

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MLAs call for gay rights referendum

MLAs call for gay rights referendum

| 06/06/2016 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Once again, some of Cayman’s longest serving politicians have attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. During the budget debate in the Legislative Assembly last week, both Anthony Eden and Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush took aim at plans for a conference on issues [...]

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No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

| 23/11/2015 | 192 Comments

CNS): The Human Rights Commission has published correspondence between Premier Alden McLaughlin and the HRC chair on the controversial issue of civil rights for gay couples. In a letter to James Austin Smith, McLaughlin said Cayman wasn’t ready to accept or legalise same-sex partnerships but go [...]

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Pastor claims gay sex objections are not hate speech

Pastor claims gay sex objections are not hate speech

| 21/09/2015 | 243 Comments

(CNS): A well-known local pastor has stated that the objection by Christians to gay sex is not hate speech and has compared the expression of those objections to homosexuality to a parent chastising a child for being badly behaved. In a statement submitted to the press calling on churches in Cay [...]

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Gay couple press on with fight for equality

Gay couple press on with fight for equality

| 09/09/2015 | 141 Comments

(CNS): Facing deportation after the Business Staffing Plan Board said they did not have the legal framework to add him to his husband’s work permit as a dependent, a former law school lecturer has secured the legal right to stay in Cayman on temporary basis as a visitor. Dr Leonardo Raznovich, [...]

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