Tag: same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO

Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO

| 20/10/2021 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The lives of more than 40, mostly same-sex couples and their children will be “severely disrupted” if a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional power to push through the Civil Partnership Law was to succeed and as a result they need to be heard, a lawyer argued Tuesday.

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East End candidates let down LGBT community

East End candidates let down LGBT community

| 09/03/2021

(CNS): Not one of the candidates running for office in East End gave even the slightest hint of support to members of the LGBT community on Monday during the first of the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forums. When asked about the Civil Partnership Law, the candidates gave answers implying that gay people were evil and […]

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‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

| 25/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Dinah Rose QC, the lawyer representing the Cayman Islands Government in the same-sex marriage case being heard by the Privy Council in London this week, said the Constitution is “crystal clear” and there is no right to marry for gay couples. Responding to the appeal by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush to reinstate the […]

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QC argues for PC to reinstate gay marriage in CI

QC argues for PC to reinstate gay marriage in CI

| 23/02/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Marriage is a secular institution but Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush continue to be discriminated against and their human rights denied on religious grounds, Edward Fitzgerald QC argued before the Privy Council in London on Tuesday, as he urged that court to reinstate Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling from March 2019 which legalised same-sex […]

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Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

Activists call for probe into previous JR secrecy

| 08/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): LGBT activists are calling for an investigation into why documents relating to a legal challenge to the passage of the Civil Partnership Law were kept from the public for several months. Following the recent release of an application, filed by Kattina Anglin, for a judicial review of the governor’s implementation of the law and […]

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JR application in civil union case released

JR application in civil union case released

| 02/02/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Three months after Kattina Anglin filed an application for a judicial review of the Civil Partnership Law, which was implemented last year by the governor under direction of the UK, the document has finally been released. After CNS published a related ruling allowing the application to proceed, which had also been withheld from the […]

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QC criticised for work in  ‘homophobic’ Cayman case

QC criticised for work in ‘homophobic’ Cayman case

| 28/01/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): British barrister Dinah Rose QC, who is representing the Cayman Islands Government in the now infamous ‘gay marriage’ case before the UK Privy Council next month, is facing pressure to step away from it by the academic community, which says she is representing homophobia. Rose, the president of the prestigious Magdalen College at Oxford […]

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Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

Judicial review of civil union law remains secret

| 15/01/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A law suit filed by local conservative, Christian activist, Kattina Anglin, seeking a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to implement the Civil Partnership Law is still not publicly available, even though it appears the case was granted leave to proceed. The case was accepted by Justice Richard Williams in […]

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UK court to decide if gay marriage lawful

UK court to decide if gay marriage lawful

| 12/01/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The controversial same-sex marriage suit brought by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden will go before the UK Privy Council in six weeks time, according to the updated schedule for the high court. The senior judges will be the final arbitrators on whether or not the Cayman Islands Bill of Rights requires marriage to accommodate […]

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AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

| 31/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has no plans to bring forward a general framework law to support section 70 of the Constitution and prevent future problems with people-initiated referendums (PIR). During the legal challenge mounted by the Cruise Port Referendum campaign the government told the court it would be passing this legislation, but now the […]

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Governor: Homophobia is unacceptable

Governor: Homophobia is unacceptable

| 14/08/2020 | 182 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper has urged the community not to lose sight of the discrimination suffered by many Caymanians and others, as the controversy surrounding the Domestic Partnership Bill (DPB) continues. On Friday the governor stated that homophobic remarks were unacceptable, as he released the short letter from Baroness Sugg, the overseas territories […]

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