Tag: same-sex unions

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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Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

| 18/11/2019 | 213 Comments

(CNS): During the budget debate on Monday opposition MLA Anthony Eden (SAV) denied engaging in hate speech about the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community. But appearing to be surprised by the warning from Governor Martyn Roper about the language used in the Legislative Assembly in the past, Eden denied that people who “choose” a […]

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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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Governor warns MLAs over same-sex issue

Governor warns MLAs over same-sex issue

| 08/11/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued a warning to politicians to be careful how they speak about the LGBTQ community when they address the issues raised by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal’s ruling, delivered Thursday, directing government to implement a form of civil partnerships for same-sex couples. But the governor also indicated that the order […]

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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 ordered to legalise gay unions

Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 178 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ordered the government to immediately provide the necessary legislation, equal to marriage, for same-sex couples, after allowing its appeal against the chief justice’s legalisation of gay marriage. “Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush are entitled, expeditiously, to legal protection in the Cayman Islands which is functionally equivalent […]

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HR expert argues CJ wrong on gay marriage

HR expert argues CJ wrong on gay marriage

| 28/08/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Government has dug deep into the public purse to fight its appeal against the chief justice’s ruling earlier this year that legalised same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. As the much-anticipated hearing opened Wednesday, government was represented by Dinah Rose QC, a leading human rights expert from the UK, alongside Sir Jeffrey Jowel QC, […]

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FCO not setting dates on sensitive OT issues

FCO not setting dates on sensitive OT issues

| 13/05/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The UK does not plan to implement orders-in council to force same-sex marriage laws on its overseas territories or to push them into allowing British and British Overseas Territory citizens to be able to vote and hold elected office in these territories. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s response to a report by the UK […]

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Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

| 20/02/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples in common-law relationships. Speaking for himself and not the official opposition group, he said he still does not support marriage equality but said “in my personal […]

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Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

Jowell all but concedes on civil unions

| 12/02/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The constitutional expert representing the Cayman government in its defence of a legal claim by two women wishing to marry all but conceded that there was little he could do to argue against the need for introducing civil partnerships in the Cayman Islands, which would allow same-sex couples to have some form of legal […]

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