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Podcast: Anderson On LGBTQ Issues & More

Podcast: Anderson On LGBTQ Issues & More

Mark Anderson always seem to have a smile on his face and a good word for everyone. He has won numerous awards recognising his ambassadorial role and has raised thousands of dollars for charity. Underneath that, though, there is a story of a man who was beaten at school for being a ‘sissy’, who was beaten by his step-father and whose grandfather... 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

Marriage Referendum & Matrimonial Causes Bills

Marriage Referendum & Matrimonial Causes Bills

According to the Bill tabled in the House, the referendum questions will be “are you in favour of same sex marriage in Bermuda?” and “are you in favour of same sex civil unions in Bermuda?” Last month Premier Michael Dunkley announced that Government will table a Referendum Bill so “that the people of this Country can express... Read more of this article

Woman Holds “Love Is Love” Sign At Cabinet

Woman Holds “Love Is Love” Sign At Cabinet

A woman has been sitting outside of the Cabinet building on Front Street this week holding a sign that says “Love Is Love,” with Nancy Jane Goksel saying she did it as she thought it was the “right thing to do.”Ms Goksel, who was there today and earlier this week, said she plans to be at the Cabinet building each day this week... Read more of this article

Brown: “It Would Lead To A More Just Society”

Brown: “It Would Lead To A More Just Society”

“My honourable friend said that if we allow same sex unions or gay marriage it will have far reaching implications…yes, it will…it would lead to a more just society,” Opposition MP Walton Brown said in the House of Assembly. Speaking during last night’s session, Mr Brown said, “On an issue that is in fact so controversial,... Read more of this article

House: Civil Union Act Consultation Draft Tabled

House: Civil Union Act Consultation Draft Tabled

Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin tabled a draft consultation copy of the Civil Union Act 2016 in the House of Assembly, which seeks to make provision for the formalisation of a relationship between same sex adult couples. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Monday, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said, “I am tabling a... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance ‘Condemn’ Referendum Move

Rainbow Alliance ‘Condemn’ Referendum Move

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda “condemns the Bermuda Government’s move to have a referendum on marriage equality,” the group said today, adding that “with many LGBTQ Bermudians forced to leave home” because of discrimination, “it is likely that a referendum will not have an accurate reflection of those that will be impacted... Read more of this article

PLP On Same Sex Marriage Referendum Bill

PLP On Same Sex Marriage Referendum Bill

“The OBA’s constantly shifting position on same sex marriage is lacking in openness and transparency and has been unfair to the electorate,” the Progressive Labour Party said this evening [Feb 29]. This follows after the announcement earlier today by Premier Michael Dunkley that the Government will table a Referendum Bill so “that... Read more of this article

Decision To Hold Referendum Is ‘Disappointing’

Decision To Hold Referendum Is ‘Disappointing’

[Updated] “The Government’s decision to hold a referendum on an issue which affects the rights of a minority is, to put it politely, disappointing,” said the Bermuda Bred Company and OUTBermuda. This follows after the announcement earlier today by Premier Michael Dunkley that the Government will table a Referendum Bill so “that the... Read more of this article

‘Express Opinions On Marriage Via Referendum’

‘Express Opinions On Marriage Via Referendum’

[Updated with video] “It is the intention of the Government to table a referendum bill on the matter later in this legislative session” so that the “people of this country can express their opinions on same-sex marriage and civil unions via a referendum,” Premier Michael Dunkley announced today. Premier Dunkley said, “This... Read more of this article

Same Sex Partner Rights Take Effect Today

Same Sex Partner Rights Take Effect Today

[Updated] The decision in the Bermuda Bred legal case will take effect today [Feb 29], with the ruling paving the way for non-Bermudian same-sex partners of Bermudians, who are in committed relationships, to live and work in Bermuda. The legal case was brought by the Bermuda Bred Company, which was formed by a group of ‘born and bred’ Bermudians... Read more of this article

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