Tag: same-sex marriage

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

| 14/12/2017 | 69 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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Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

| 09/05/2017 | 235 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 professo [...]

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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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UK minister ‘misled’ Commons about Cayman Islands

UK minister ‘misled’ Commons about Cayman Islands

| 06/04/2016 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Dr Leonardo Raznovich has accused the UK’s overseas territories minister of misleading the British House of Commons by indicating that the Cayman Islands Government had recognised same-sex marriage. Dr Raznovich, who has challenged a refusal by the local immigration authorities to remain he [...]

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Discrimination against gay couples wrong, admits premier

Discrimination against gay couples wrong, admits premier

| 13/01/2016 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier has admitted that it is wrong for government to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Regardless of the political fallout, Alden McLaughlin has said it is the right thing to do to amend the immigration legislation to accommodate the depen [...]

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Gay couple press on with fight for equality

Gay couple press on with fight for equality

| 09/09/2015 | 141 Comments
(CNS): Facing deportation after the Business Staffing Plan Board said they did not have the legal framework to add him to his husband’s work permit as a dependent, a former law school lecturer has secured the legal right to stay in Cayman on temporary basis as a visitor. Dr Leonardo Raznovich, who [...]

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