Tag: gay rights

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

| 12/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new-found unity in the Legislative Assembly with the unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the last ten days emerged when Speaker McKeeva […]

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LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

LGBTI advocate takes campaign to Vatican

| 09/04/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Dr Leo Raznovich, a former professor at the Truman Bodden Law School who has been a leading voice for LGBTI rights here in the Cayman Islands and around the world, took the campaign to the Vatican last week. In the historic and significant audience with a high-ranking cardinal and other church officials, Raznovich was […]

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Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

| 04/04/2019 | 324 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM DAY: Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has urged the public to attend, uninvited, to what will be the first ever same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands in order to object to it. In her contribution to a debate in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the member for Cayman Brac East implied […]

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Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

Demonstrator calls for death of homosexuals

| 03/04/2019 | 201 Comments

(CNS): A very small and apparently peaceful demonstration against the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie legalising same-sex marriage took place outside the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, as politicians inside debated a motion calling for an appeal and voiced their grievances. Despite calls from the premier for the community to be respectful to each other, one […]

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FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

FCO welcomes CJ ruling, irritated by appeal

| 03/04/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it welcomes the ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie regarding his decision to modify the Marriage Law in the same-sex marriage case filed by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, but the FCO is disappointed government is choosing to appeal. The governor’s office has confirmed it will not […]

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CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

CIG will appeal chief justice’s gay marriage ruling

| 03/04/2019 | 224 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that he has instructed the attorney general to file an appeal against Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling last Friday that legalised same-sex marriage. The government has also asked for a stay of the ruling and is hoping to overturn the landmark judgment that ushered in […]

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Chief justice legalises gay marriage

Chief justice legalises gay marriage

| 29/03/2019 | 479 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: In an historic landmark ruling for the Cayman Islands, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has legalised same-sex marriage. In his judgment delivered on Friday in the human rights case filed by Chantelle Day and Vicky Bodden, who had been refused a marriage licence because they are a same-sex couple, the country’s […]

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Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

CIG wasted public cash on LGBT case, says HRC

| 14/02/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has accused government of¬†an “inexcusable waste of public funds” that are “purely for political reasons” in its fight against¬†Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who were refused a marriage licence last summer. In a paper submitted to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into […]

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Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

| 12/02/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The constitutional expert representing the Cayman government in its defence of a legal claim by two women wishing to marry all but conceded that there was little he could do to argue against the need for introducing civil partnerships in the Cayman Islands, which would allow same-sex couples to have some form of legal […]

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