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Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female

Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female

MP Wayne Furbert said the Human Rights Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to make an amendment to define marriage between a male and a female — has been tabled. Bill Follows Landmark Court Ruling The Private Members Bill seeks to, in effect, restrict marriage to between a man and woman, and follows after a landmark court ruling which paved... Read more of this article

Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities

Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities

A gay couple can get married right now, an appeal to the legal judgment is highly unlikely to succeed, churches cannot be forced to marry gay couples, and a “significant reason” why we have same-sex marriage today is because of the Preserve Marriage group’s campaign. These were some of the statements made by three lawyers involved... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage: Government Should Appeal

Preserve Marriage: Government Should Appeal

The Preserve Marriage group said they do “not agree with the decision of the OBA Government not to appeal the same-sex marriage ruling” adding that the “OBA Government has made many missteps on the issue of preserving marriage in Bermuda” and they “should responsibly appeal the current ruling.”Government Will Not Appeal... Read more of this article

Marriage: No Appeal, Govt To Ensure Compliance

Marriage: No Appeal, Govt To Ensure Compliance

The Government acknowledges the Supreme Court ruling handed down on Friday and will not lodge an appeal and “will implement the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the judgment,” Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon Pamplin said this morning.This follows after Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche filed a legal challenge after their... Read more of this article

Attride-Stirling: ‘Human Rights For All Humans’

Attride-Stirling: ‘Human Rights For All Humans’

“Human Rights means human rights for all humans,” lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling said, adding that “same sex couples who want to marry can now do so,” and “Bermuda owes a huge debt of gratitude to the two brave young men who brought this action, Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche.” Mr Attride-Stirling served as counsel to the... Read more of this article

Marriage: Court Rules In Favour Of Gay Couple

Marriage: Court Rules In Favour Of Gay Couple

[Updating] The court ruling has just been handed down in the legal case brought by Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, following their marriage application being declined by Bermuda’s Registrar-General, with the court making an historic ruling in their favour, saying “the common law discriminates against same-sex couples by excluding them from... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Of Bermuda: ‘Love Has Won’

Rainbow Alliance Of Bermuda: ‘Love Has Won’

Saying that “history has been made and love has won,” the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they are “overwhelmed with joy at the conclusion of today’s historic ruling” and “applaud the landmark decision by Justice Charles Etta-Simmons.”Historic Ruling Made In The Supreme Court Their statement follows after today’s landmark... Read more of this article

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

Court: Ayo Kimathi Appeals Stop List Decision

Court: Ayo Kimathi Appeals Stop List Decision

[Written by Don Burgess] An American man put on Bermuda’s stop list for comments said to “propagate hatred and messages of intolerance and discrimination” is appealing the decision. Ayo Kimathi was put on the stop list in September 2015 by then Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy after Mr. Kimathi and Professor John Smalls spoke in... Read more of this article

Conversation About LGBTQ Issues In Bermuda

Conversation About LGBTQ Issues In Bermuda

OUTBermuda has shared the results of their efforts to engage the community at large in a conversation around LGBTQ issues in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “As a new charity, the goal of embarking on a community engagement initiative was to give stakeholders the ability to influence our organization’s future. “A platform was offered for individuals... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

“Bermuda, let’s get ourselves into the 21st century,” Sir John Swan said when asked about same sex marriage, adding that “we’ve got big issues to deal with, and we should not be marginalizing people.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a wide... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Thankful For ‘Diverse Support’

OUTBermuda Thankful For ‘Diverse Support’

OUTBermuda hosted its first ever ‘In Good Company’ community outreach event, a forum designed to bring together the LGBTQ community, their allies and loved ones for a day of community building, dialogue and planning. The organisation said, “As a new charity, OUTBermuda’s goal was to give stakeholders the ability to influence the organization’s... 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