Tag: gay rights

Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

| 12/09/2016 | 165 Comments
(CNS): The premier called for tolerance and respect for human rights when he spoke at an anti-gay rally Sunday. Alden McLaughlin told an audience at the religious event, billed as supporting biblical family values, that his government won’t introduce same-sex marriage but he also warned against cr [...]

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‘Expertise’ of anti-gay rally line-up challenged

‘Expertise’ of anti-gay rally line-up challenged

| 09/09/2016 | 107 Comments
(CNS): As church organisers prepare for this weekend’s anti-gay rights rally, members of Cayman’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community have challenged the expertise of the controversial Christian conservative lawyer billed as the headline speaker and a Jamaican leader billed as a health [...]

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US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

| 30/08/2016 | 200 Comments
(CNS): A conservative Christian lawyer from the United States who has suggested that legalising gay marriage would lead to a catalogue of social ills will be one of three guest speakers headlining a religious rally in Cayman next month. The event, which is being organised by a group of local churche [...]

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Independents want same-sex union ballot

Independents want same-sex union ballot

| 25/08/2016 | 150 Comments
(CNS): All of the independent MLAs sitting on the opposition benches have signed and supported a private members motion moved by Anthony Eden calling on government to hold a referendum on the recognition of same-sex unions in local law before the 2017 General Election. None of the five members are i [...]

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Gay rights

Gay rights

| 12/08/2016 | 34 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: Bravo, Belize! Once again, love has quashed hate. As is the case in a landmark ruling adjudged by the Supreme Court of Belize that found it was unconstitutional to uphold laws criminalising sexual relations between consensual males. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin stated that he [...]

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Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

Churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

| 28/07/2016 | 244 Comments
(CNS): Local church leaders representing various Christian denominations, including Anglicans and Seventh Day Adventists, are putting aside their religious differences and uniting on a campaign to promote what they see as the biblical basis for family life in the Cayman Islands in a stand against & [...]

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IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

IAT finds in gay couple’s favour

| 22/07/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Two expat lawyers who are in a legal same-sex marriage have won their immigration appeal. Dr Leo Raznovich is now a legal dependent on his husband’s work permit, settling the question once and for all that the Cayman Islands law provides for legally married people, regardless of gender, to [...]

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ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

ECHR ruling paves way for gay marriage case

| 11/07/2016 | 73 Comments
(CNS): A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights will have significant implications for a local case relating to a same-sex couple. The ECHR found that a refusal to grant a residence permit to a gay couple in Italy on family grounds was “unjustified discrimination”. Former law school profes [...]

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Legal issues re same sex unions unchanged, says HRC

Legal issues re same sex unions unchanged, says HRC

| 27/06/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Chapin and Charpentier v France case has changed nothing when it comes to countries needing to recognise lawful same-sex unions, the Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee has stated. Despite recent comments in the Legislative Assembly [...]

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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 about th [...]

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Royal heir stars on cover of gay magazine

Royal heir stars on cover of gay magazine

| 15/06/2016 | 68 Comments
(CNS): Prince William has made history by becoming the first ever British royal and heir to the throne to feature on the cover of a gay magazine. Prince William has been photographed for and given an interview to Attitude, a leading magazine in the UK gay community, in which he talked about the issu [...]

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