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OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

“Three times the courts have ruled in favour of same sex marriage” and “it is time this Government got the message and put the enormous amount of money needed to pursue this case to the Privy Council to better use,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. His comments follow after Government confirmed yesterday that they applied to... Read more of this article

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

[Updating] Government confirmed today [Dec 13] that they applied to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Privy Council in the UK concerning the recent court judgment in the same sex marriage legal case. A spokesperson said, “Today the Government applied to the Court of Appeal for leave [permission] to appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Lawyer Rod Attride Stirling is speaking with Bernews this morning [Nov 28], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss about recent same sex marriage legal case, and you can tune in and watch below. Mr Attride-Stirling — who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal –... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

[Written by Don Burgess] Is the Domestic Partnership Act a breach to the fundamental rights of LGBTQ Bermudians who want to be legally married? Mark Pettingill, who represents Roderick Ferguson, addressed that issue before the Court of Appeals on Friday morning. The other five defendants – OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson, Dr Gordon Campbell, Sylvia... Read more of this article

Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case

Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case

[Updated] Government confirmed this morning [July 5] that they have filed an appeal in the same sex marriage legal case, adding that they “look forward to having this matter heard by the Court of Appeal.”Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of same sex marriage earlier last month, with the judgement saying that the provisions... Read more of this article

OBA: SSM Appeal Is Retrograde, Wastes Money

OBA: SSM Appeal Is Retrograde, Wastes Money

The Government’s plan to appeal the court ruling on the Domestic Partnership Act is a “retrograde step that could waste hundreds of thousands of dollars,” the OBA said today, adding that “surely it is time to say ‘enough’ and move on and stop wasting taxpayers’ money.” Court Ruling Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in... Read more of this article

Organisers Choose Sweden As New Location

Organisers Choose Sweden As New Location

The Geoscience & Society Summit — which was originally scheduled to be held in Bermuda this year but was cancelled with organisers citing the Domestic Partnerships Act — will now be held in Sweden next year. This was announced by the organisers, who said, “The American Geophysical Union and Geology and the Public Interest have... Read more of this article

HRC Pleased By Court Judgment On SSM

HRC Pleased By Court Judgment On SSM

The Human Rights Commission said they are “pleased by the outcome of the recent court decision and judgment” on same sex marriage and are “equally as heartened” to read that the judgment “stressed the importance of the acknowledgment and protection for competing rights.” Earlier this week, Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley... Read more of this article

PM “Pleased” Govt Plan To Appeal SSM Ruling

PM “Pleased” Govt Plan To Appeal SSM Ruling

Preserve Marriage said they are “pleased that the Government, subject to legal advice has already announced its plan to appeal” the Court decision on same sex marriage, with the group saying “it is astonishing to see that the Chief Justice has made a decision in contradiction to Bermuda’s democratic process.” Court Rules For... Read more of this article

Ferguson & Jackson: Court Win Was ‘Amazing’

Ferguson & Jackson: Court Win Was ‘Amazing’

Speaking after yesterday’s court ruling in favour of same sex marriage, the applicants Rod Ferguson and Maryellen Jackson called the win “amazing,” while their fellow applicant OUTBermuda said, “Love wins again! Our hearts and hopes are full, thanks to this historic decision by our Supreme Court.” Same sex marriage was initially... Read more of this article

Court Rules In Favour Of SSM, Govt To Appeal

Court Rules In Favour Of SSM, Govt To Appeal

[Updating | Summary]Court ruled in favour of same sex marriage, said aspects of the Domestic Partnership Act that revoked same sex marriage rights are invalid. Court ordered a 6 week stay, so the ruling will not take effect immediately Following the ruling, the Minister of Home Affairs said the “Government will be appealing subject to any legal... Read more of this article

SSM Judgment Scheduled For Wednesday

SSM Judgment Scheduled For Wednesday

According to this week’s court schedule, the judgment in the “Roderick Ferguson et al. v The Attorney General” matter is due to be delivered on Wednesday [June 6], with the case having challenged the laws regarding same sex marriage. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017,... Read more of this article

Closing Arguments Heard In SSM Legal Case

Closing Arguments Heard In SSM Legal Case

[Written by Don Burgess] “This saga will one day form part of our history, win or lose and there is a right side and wrong side of history.” Those were part of lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling’s closing arguments in Supreme Court in the case regarding the Domestic Partnership Act. The case is being brought in response to the legislation of Parliament... Read more of this article