Tag: same-sex marriage

Domestic Partnership Bill drafted

Domestic Partnership Bill drafted

| 26/06/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Over seven months after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal directed government to “expeditiously” implement some form of same-sex civil partnership legislation, a bill has finally been drafted for public consultation. The court made the order after overturning the chief justice’s ruling from March 2019 legalising same-sex marriage. In response, government has now come […]

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MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

| 06/02/2020 | 280 Comments

(CNS): The veteran MLA for Savannah, Anthony Eden, led the charge, once again, of politicians using parliamentary privilege to deride the LGBT community and attack marriage equality. As well as making claims that coronavirus, the recent earthquake, AIDS and even global warming are all God’s punishment for the immorality that foreigners are bringing here, Eden […]

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Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

| 22/01/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers acting for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who have been battling in the courts for the right to marry or at least engage in a lawful civil union, have filed an application to take the fight to the Privy Council in the UK. Attorney Ben Tonner confirmed Wednesday that the […]

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Activists urge action on LGBT equality

Activists urge action on LGBT equality

| 30/12/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman has questioned the point of the Cayman Islands 2009 Constitution, given that the rights of the LGBT community are still being trampled on, as they urged action on marriage equality in 2020. The activists also noted the silence from the Human Rights Commission since the findings of the appeal […]

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Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

Opinion poll on hold till new vote date

| 09/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC), who is planning to conduct a nationwide people’s opinion poll on Referendum Day to gauge voters’ positions on three key areas of potential public policy, has deferred the survey until a new voting day is set. Following the stay last week by the courts on the cruise port referendum until […]

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MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

MLAs push AG to deport gay lawyer

| 24/11/2019 | 194 Comments

(CNS): Several members of the Legislative Assembly, led by Anthony Eden (SAV), who has made a number of homophobic statements in the past, were pushing the attorney general on Friday to deport Dr Leo Raznovich, who is a legal resident in the Cayman Islands.

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Colours demand marriage equality by year end

Colours demand marriage equality by year end

| 18/11/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people has called on the governor to put same-sex marriage equality in place before the end of the year. In the wake of the ruling by the Court of Appeal that the Cayman Islands must “expeditiously” legalise civil unions for […]

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Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

| 11/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): As government drags its heels over an order to implement a legal framework equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples, a local group advocating for LGBTQ equality in Cayman has said that until same-sex couples can marry, they will not be equal. Following the appeal court ruling overturning the chief justice’s decision to legalise gay […]

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A wounded Constitution

A wounded Constitution

| 08/11/2019 | 23 Comments

Leonard Raznovich writes: The failure of the Court of Appeal to apply correctly the Constitution and to find appropriate and adequate constitutional remedy for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden is bad news for all Caymanians, including religious groups. It is also a bleak day for the jurisdiction and its future because this decision leaves not only […]

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No commitment from premier on gay unions

No commitment from premier on gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed the decision made by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday allowing his government’s appeal against the chief justice’s ruling earlier this year, which legalised gay marriage. But despite the unequivocal direction from the panel of judges who heard the appeal that government must introduce same-sex unions that are […]

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Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

| 29/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): No matter what the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal decides about the chief justice’s decision to amend the law to introduce same-sex marriage, the appeal court president has made it clear that government’s failure to provide a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships in law is “unsatisfactory”. Sir John Goldring, the justice leading the panel […]

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