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PM: ‘Judgment Is Attack On Traditional Marriage’

PM: ‘Judgment Is Attack On Traditional Marriage’

“The judgment is an attack on traditional marriage,” the Preserve Marriage group said following today’s historic court ruling, with Preserve Marriage saying it is an “attack on Christian and other faithbased and traditional values” and “directly undermines the diverse population of Bermuda” and has “further... Read more of this article

OutBermuda Respond To Preserve Marriage

OutBermuda Respond To Preserve Marriage

Saying that it is their “mandate to support the wellbeing, health, dignity, security and protection of Bermuda’s LGBTQ community, we issue this statement in response. support the wellbeing, health, dignity, security and protection of Bermuda’s LGBTQ community,” OUTBermuda has responded to an ad placed by Preserve Marriage.The statement... Read more of this article

PM: HRC Is “Overstepping Their Boundaries’

PM: HRC Is “Overstepping Their Boundaries’

The Human Rights Commission is “overstepping their boundaries by going against the European Convention that applies to Bermuda,” Preserve Marriage said. The Human Rights Commission previously said they were “deeply disturbed by the recent passing of the Human Rights Amendment Bill 2016″, adding that “regardless of our position on the... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage Statement On Referendum

Preserve Marriage Statement On Referendum

Following yesterday’s referendum, Preserve Marriage released a statement saying they “will remain steadfast in seeking to preserve marriage in Bermuda for the years to come.” A statement from the group said, “Preserve Marriage, which consists of a diverse cross-section of our community, appreciates the people of Bermuda who came... Read more of this article

Commissioners: “Met The Public Benefit Test”

Commissioners: “Met The Public Benefit Test”

“Having considered the material and following a robust, healthy dialogue, the Commissioners took the decision that, in the round, Preserve Marriage met the public benefit test and should accordingly be granted charitable status,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said today. The Ministry also said that the “Charities Act 2014 is designed... Read more of this article

RAB Call For ‘Charity’ Decision To Be Reversed

RAB Call For ‘Charity’ Decision To Be Reversed

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda “condemns the decision to grant Preserve Marriage charitable status,” and called upon the Registrar General and/or Minister Fahy to “reverse this decision immediately.” A statement from the group said, “The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda condemns the decision to grant Preserve Marriage charitable... Read more of this article

‘Hacked’ Notice On Preserve Marriage Website

‘Hacked’ Notice On Preserve Marriage Website

As of this writing, the website for the Preserve Marriage — the group behind the petition opposing same sex marriage — is offline and showing a notice saying it was “hacked by Nerisa.” Clicking around indicates that multiple pages on the site are displaying the ‘hacked’ notice, including the homepage, contact us page,... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage Remove Donation Page

Preserve Marriage Remove Donation Page

The Preserve Marriage website appears to have removed the page soliciting donations from their website, and the Charities Commission has confirmed that “as Preserve Marriage were neither a registered charity nor did it have a temporary fundraising licence, the group could not solicit funds from the public.” The screenshot below is of the... Read more of this article

PM: ‘Government Should Call A Referendum’

PM: ‘Government Should Call A Referendum’

“On such a controversial issue” the Bermuda Government “should call a referendum in order to assess and reflect the prevailing community interest in Bermuda and determine what, if any, legislation should be passed,” the Preserve Marriage group said. This latest statement from PM follows after extensive public dialogue on the... Read more of this article

Column: Questions For Preserve Marriage Group

Column: Questions For Preserve Marriage Group

[Opinion column written by Jason Benevides] After reading Bernews’ report on the Preserve Marriage [“PM”] news conference on Feb 4th, I feel compelled to comment on and raise some questions in response to the statements PM made. The first speaker at the PM press conference was Dr. Henry Dowling who stated that “Representatives of Preserve Marriage... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

“It is unfortunate that with the multiple serious issues Bermuda is currently facing, a group of individuals would use such a significant amount of resources to advocate to prevent a recognized segment of the population from being able to benefit from rights and freedoms afforded to the majority,” the Rainbow Alliance said today. The group’s... Read more of this article

Column: “Open Letter To Preserve Marriage”

Column: “Open Letter To Preserve Marriage”

[Opinion column written by Chen Foley] Dear Preserve Marriage: While there is nothing wrong with affirming what you deem to be traditional family value, it is a problem when you characterize those of us in non-traditional families as some dangerous other, and then seek to have legislation enacted to give effect to your beliefs without regard to the... Read more of this article

Video: “Preserve Marriage” Press Conference

Video: “Preserve Marriage” Press Conference

“Preserve Marriage” — the group behind the petition opposing same sex marriage — held a press conference today, where they said they will be hosting a public demonstration at 12.00pm on Tuesday, February 9th at the Cabinet Grounds.Speaking at today’s press conference, Bishop Jones said, “We would like the public that is... Read more of this article