OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

July 12, 2019 | 11 Comments

Remarks in the House of Assembly by Michael Weeks about the forthcoming Pride Parade were “extremely careless”, according to One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson.

“In my opinion, his remarks reinforce the narrative that the LGTBQ+ community requires the approval or acceptance of the heterosexual majority,” the Senator said.

“Although he may have spoken with the best of intentions, his remarks during Motion to Adjourn were extremely careless. I believe that most of the LGBTQ+ community would love acceptance but to me they do not necessarily need it.

“What they do need is equal access to marriage equality and the ability to express themselves openly in their community in which they live and work. For the LGBTQ+ community, this parade will be a signal that they can be themselves in their home.

“Saying that the same sex marriage issue should be resolved before any Pride Parade, misses the point. This is not about SSM, it is about the LGBTQ+ celebrating who they are in their own community.

“And if he wanted to, he could persuade his Government to stop wasting potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars and drop the appeal to the Privy Council thus resolving the SSM issue.

“Mr Weeks correctly says that “we represent those whom we serve; those who elected us to have a voice for them – our constituents and Mr. & Mrs. Bermuda”.

“Some of the Mr and Mrs Bermudas will be homosexual and I would not be surprised if some of his constituents are from the LGBTQ+ community, so, according to what he says, he should represent them as well.

“But it is also the duty of Government to protect minorities, their wellbeing and their rights. By definition, a minority can never succeed against the majority and this is where Governments should govern and step in to ensure their protection and rights.”

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  1. bluenose says:

    Well said Sir! Thank-you!

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “But it is also the duty of Government to protect minorities, their wellbeing and their rights.”

    Perhaps in some places, but not in Bermuda!

    • Well now you know how it felt when minorities were not protected by Government ever since we were brought to this Island.

      • sandgrownan says:

        Ah, so, because of slavery it’s OK to deny rights to gays? Got it. I suppose you are right, since both are condoned, encouraged even, by a well known book.

        You’re such a moron.

      • One Who Escaped says:

        You can leave any time.

      • Anbu says:

        Oh, now u r comparing slavery to being gay?!!!! I thought that was a big no no here. Typical from the plp and their support tho. Lie thru their teeth and back paddle on every single thing they say/do. Lmao muppet

    • wahoo says:

      “Minority” has various applications and in this case there is no room for argument. What a hypocritical bunch we have.

  3. sandgrownan says:

    Well, to be fair to Mr. Weeks, he isn’t exactly the fizziest drink in the fridge.

  4. I'm just saying says:

    Hey, if you are gay, I have no problem with that, just don’t come over to me and try anything that’s where there would be a problem. So go ahead have your parade after all we are a supposed democracy.

    • One Who Escaped says:

      Totally clueless! What makes you think any gay person would want to pay you the time of day?

    • Anbu says:

      They dont want u mate. Lmao. Awfully presumptuous thinking that they do dont u think?

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