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Column: Why Do We Still Need IDAHOBIT?

Column: Why Do We Still Need IDAHOBIT?

[Opinion column written by Dr. Lucie Fremlova] The 17th May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It has been celebrated annually since 1990. The day itself, 17th May, was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation... Read more of this article

Training Offered To Help Support LGBTQ Clients

Training Offered To Help Support LGBTQ Clients

The Inter Agency Committee for Children, Families, and the Community [IAC] has opened registration for a full day in-person training they said is “geared towards social sector service providers and how they can better support their LGBTQ+ clients.” A spokesperson said, “The training, a collaborative effort between IAC and OUTBermuda... Read more of this article

IBAHRI Shares “Disappointment” At Decision

IBAHRI Shares “Disappointment” At Decision

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [IBAHRI] has expressed its “surprise and disappointment” at the decision on marriage equality in Bermuda made by the UK’s Privy Council. A spokesperson said, “On 14 March 2022, the United Kingdom’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after reserving its decision... Read more of this article

Social Justice Group Supports Marriage Equality

Social Justice Group Supports Marriage Equality

“Social Justice Bermuda looks forward to the day that all LGBTQIA+ people of Bermuda can legally celebrate and protect their unions in marriage; equally to any other citizen,” Social Justice Bermuda said. This comment follows after the UK Privy Council — the island’s highest court of appeal — ruled in favour of the Government... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘Flying With Pride’

Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘Flying With Pride’

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the iconic Bermuda longtail with a ‘flying with pride’ rainbow theme,  with the concept a nod to the statement made by OUTBermuda following the Privy Council’s ruling on marriage. Speaking after the ruling, OUTBermuda Deputy Chair Zakiya Johnson Lord said,... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage On Privy Council Ruling

Preserve Marriage On Privy Council Ruling

“We congratulate the Bermuda Government on its successful Privy Council Appeal,” Preserve Marriage Bermuda Chairman Dr. Melvyn Bassett said. Dr. Bassett, who is Chairman of the group who has long campaigned against same sex marriage, said, “Dear Preserve Marriage Board Members/ Pastors and Supporters, We wish to advise you that the Privy... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Privy Council Ruling

Opposition Leader On Privy Council Ruling

Opposition Leader Cole Simons has responded to today’s [March 14] Privy Council ruling on same sex marriage, deciding in favour of the Government. Mr Simons said, “The One Bermuda Alliance was surprised by today’s decision by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. Here we are in 2022 and we are still lagging when it comes... Read more of this article

Wesley Methodist: ‘God Created Us All Equally’

Wesley Methodist: ‘God Created Us All Equally’

“Just as we supported OUTBermuda with this legal case, we will continue to find ways to create equity for those in the LGBTQ+ community who need it most,” Wesley Methodist Church said following today’s ruling by the Privy Council in the UK. A spokesperson said, “Wesley Methodist Church is committed to supporting equal rights and justice... Read more of this article

“Govt Pleased With The Outcome Of Appeal”

“Govt Pleased With The Outcome Of Appeal”

“The Government is pleased with the outcome of the appeal,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said today following the ruling by the Privy Council in the UK.Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform Kathy Lynn Simmons Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, “The... Read more of this article

Privy Council Rules In Favour of Government

Privy Council Rules In Favour of Government

[Updating] The Privy Council ruling in the UK regarding Bermuda’s marriage laws is scheduled to be delivered this morning [March 14] which will mark the conclusion of what has been a five year legal matter.The official website states the “Issue” is “Whether Bermudian legislation providing that only marriages between a man and... Read more of this article

‘Thanks To All Who Played A Part In Journey’

‘Thanks To All Who Played A Part In Journey’

Speaking in advance of Monday’s Privy Council ruling, Winston Godwin-DeRoche thanked everyone who “played a part in this journey,” saying “if you were vocal, if you protested, if you marched, if you cheered out loud or cheered on the inside, if you supported in any way shape or form, I thank you, and Bermuda’s LGBTQ+ community,... Read more of this article

Marriage Ruling To Be Delivered On Monday

Marriage Ruling To Be Delivered On Monday

The Privy Council ruling in the UK regarding Bermuda’s marriage laws is scheduled to be delivered this Monday, March 14. This is according to the official website which lists the “Judgment date” as 14 March 2022, and states the “Issue” is “Whether Bermudian legislation providing that only marriages between a man and... Read more of this article

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

“Nine of the Overseas Territories have legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, six have also introduced legislation to introduce civil partnerships or legalise same-sex marriage,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on January 14th, Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International... Read more of this article