Tag: human rights

Homophobia

Homophobia

| 08/10/2018 | 103 Comments
In light of the current events, we are re-posting this VP about homophobia by ‘Pax Vobiscum’: “Why is it that if I am against homosexuality I am referred to as a homophobic as if I have some kind of ailment?” This was a question asked by a CNS reader in one of the comments. It [&hell [...]

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CJ clears way for judicial review of gay marriage

CJ clears way for judicial review of gay marriage

| 25/07/2018 | 175 Comments
(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will be hearing what is likely to be a landmark case in the Cayman Islands after he approved on Wednesday the application for a judicial review of the General Registry’s refusal to give two women a marriage licence. Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who we [...]

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Women file legal case over marriage refusal

Women file legal case over marriage refusal

| 20/06/2018 | 191 Comments
(CNS): Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who were denied the right to marry after the General Register refused the couple a licence in April because they are in a same-sex relationship, have filed an application in the Grand Court for a judicial review of that decision. In the first case of its kind [...]

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Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

Women plan legal action after marriage rejection

| 18/04/2018 | 471 Comments
(CNS): A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected Monday by the General Register because they are in a same-sex relationship. Chantelle Day, who is Caymanian, and her partner Vickie Bodden, who is British, ha [...]

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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 t [...]

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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 applicati [...]

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Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

Suspected Jamaican killer fights deportation

| 29/09/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): A Jamaican national who is currently being held on remand at HMP Northward, having been charged with illegal landing, is fighting deportation to his native country over fears he could be executed because he is a murder suspect there. The Jamaican authorities believe O’Brian Ellis, from West [...]

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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 marriag [...]

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Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

Dozens in Cayman support Women’s March

| 23/01/2017 | 142 Comments
(CNS): Joining millions in the US and worldwide who came out in support of women’s rights the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, about 50 people in Cayman gathered on the beach Saturday, 21 January, in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, DC. The diverse group repre [...]

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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 th [...]

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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 [...]

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