Tag: LGBT community

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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Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

| 07/06/2018 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled that elements of the recent ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The recently enacted Domestic Partnership Act barred same-sex couples from marrying, despite the findings of the court in a decision in May last year where they upheld the right o [...]

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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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Governor calls on Cayman to address LGBT rights

Governor calls on Cayman to address LGBT rights

| 02/03/2018 | 102 Comments
(CNS): Days before Governor Helen Kilpatrick departs the Cayman Islands after her 4½-year tour of duty here, she has called on the local government to address the lack of recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Reflecting on her time here in her final official statemen [...]

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UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

| 23/02/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): The UK has actively engaged with the Bermuda government “in undermining the rule of law, ignoring an order of the local court and facilitating the withdrawal of equality” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community there, Dr Leonardo Raznovich, a lawyer and [...]

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Jamaican LGBT activist calls for hate-speech pastor’s ban

Jamaican LGBT activist calls for hate-speech pastor’s ban

| 03/01/2018 | 86 Comments
(CNS): A Jamaican LGBT activist is calling on that country’s government to ban Pastor Steven Anderson, an American hate preacher who is planning to visit the island later this month. Anderson was banned from several countries, such as Canada, UK, Botswana and South Africa, after calling for ga [...]

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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 d [...]

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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 h [...]

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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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