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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

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

Following the closing arguments in the legal challenge to the Domestic Partnership Act in the Supreme Court, OUTBermuda extended their thanks to Maryellen Jackson, Sylvia Hayward Harris, Dr. Gordon Campbell, Chai T, Wesley Methodist Church, Julia and Judith Aidoo-Saltus, Douglas NeJaime, Carnival Corporation and lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling. The case... Read more of this article

SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] “I don’t want to be separate but equal; I want to be equal!” Those are the words of Maryellen Jackson whose testimony was read in Supreme Court advocating that same-sex couples should be allowed to be married. The case is being brought in response to the legislation of Parliament last year that took away the right of... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

[Written by Don Burgess] The case against the Domestic Partnership Act began in Supreme Court this week in front of Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley. The gallery of the courtroom had more than a dozen onlookers who heard Mark Pettingill argue that for people whose orientation is gay and “I want to marry a man and this proposed law destroys that dream.” Mr... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Underway

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Underway

[Updated] The ‘Roderick Ferguson et al vs the Attorney General’ legal matter is listed on the Court schedule to begin today [May 21], with the case set to challenge the Domestic Partnership Act. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, with Greg DeRoche and Winston Godwin successfully... Read more of this article