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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 â [...]

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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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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 Rev [...]

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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 lesbia [...]

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LGBT rights are human rights

LGBT rights are human rights

| 07/06/2016 | 65 Comments
A CNS reader writes: The foreigner who makes the noise is acting like a voice for the LGBT Caymanian community who are intimidated by the bigotry shown here and have no (or little) voice themselves. There is a thriving LGBT community on Cayman which consists of both expats and plenty of Caymanians, [...]

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Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

| 10/05/2016 | 42 Comments
(CNS): During 2015 the Human Rights Commission dealt with 31 complaints from members of the public alleging breaches by public officials of their human rights, according to its latest annual report. The majority of complaints were about the immigration department or its connected boards, such as the [...]

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