Tag: gay rights

Activists raise more concerns over discrimination

Activists raise more concerns over discrimination

| 18/12/2017 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Colours Cayman has accused government of effectively deporting gay Caymanians because same-sex spouses of local people have been refused residency rights as dependents. The activists raised further concerns with the European Union this week that Britain’s territories are continuing to discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community following a decision […]

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Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

| 14/12/2017 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party took a step back this week on marriage equality after the Senate passed a bill to ban same-sex marriage, six months after it was legalised, and replace it with domestic partnerships. Legislators said the change gave the LGBT community the benefits it has been asking for while retaining the traditional […]

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EU accepts local LGBT activists’ legal petition

EU accepts local LGBT activists’ legal petition

| 09/11/2017 | 264 Comments

(CNS): The legal institutions of the European Union will be giving consideration to claims of discrimination by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community after a petition delivered to the European Parliament by Colours Cayman was accepted. This is a small but important first step for the activists, who have been trying to attract the […]

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Cayman is discriminating against local gays, says lawyer

Cayman is discriminating against local gays, says lawyer

| 02/10/2017 | 257 Comments

(CNS): Dr Leonardo Raznovich, who has been campaigning for the rights of the LGBT community in the Cayman Islands after he and his husband won a case against the immigration department, has pointed to a case of discrimination by the department against local people after a Caymanian’s application for their gay spouse to reside in […]

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LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) has become the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) organisation to be officially accredited by the Commonwealth. The NGO will now benefit from increased access to, participation in and information about Commonwealth matters and the accreditation sends a strong signal about the legitimate role LGBTI activists have […]

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Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

| 02/06/2017 | 207 Comments

(CNS): In his first words to the Legislative Assembly after his re-election for his seventh term, Anthony Eden wasted no time before taking aim at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and human rights. He said he was back to defend Christian values and the sanctity of marriage, despite wanting to retire. He […]

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Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

| 16/05/2017 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The first non-governmental organisation in Cayman formed to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community is lobbying the European Union to force the UK to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights in its territories. Colours Cayman wants European leaders to make Britain’s continued membership of the trans-national court a […]

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Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

| 09/05/2017 | 236 Comments

(CNS): A legal expert is urging same-sex Caymanian couples who want to get married to put the local legislation to the test as he believes there is no lawful prohibition to same-sex marriages in either the Constitution or the Marriage Law. Dr Leo Raznovich, a former Truman Bodden Law School professor, said members of the […]

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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 the UK will help to move […]

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LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

| 13/12/2016 | 106 Comments

(CNS): A local organisation standing up for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Cayman has asked the governor to identify who, if not Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers, is responsible for human rights. Having receiving no response from Governor Helen Kilpatrick to their enquiries about a request that the UK minister […]

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Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

| 12/10/2016 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, has denied that issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including the controversial question of same-sex marriage or civil unions, fall under her area of responsibility. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly, she said that the gender affairs part of her […]

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