Tag: human rights

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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HRC urges people to stand up for each other’s rights

HRC urges people to stand up for each other’s rights

| 09/12/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Commission is urging the community to support international Human Rights Day on Saturday by standing up for the rights of others. Emphasising the importance of promoting, protecting and preserving human rights here in Cayman, the HRC noted concerns this year that hard won rig [...]

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Cops retirement discrimination case opens

Cops retirement discrimination case opens

| 26/10/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A class action brought by around a dozen police and former police officers who say the Royal Cayman Islands Police Association discriminated against them due to both age and nationality opened in Grand Court Tuesday before Justice Robin McMillan. Arguing on behalf of the police officers in t [...]

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Referendum bid on gay marriage fails

Referendum bid on gay marriage fails

| 07/10/2016 | 119 Comments
(CNS): The government narrowly defeated MLA Anthony Eden’s efforts to force it into a referendum on same-sex marriage after a long debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Going down to the wire, all eight members of the opposition benches supported the motion, while all nine government member [...]

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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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