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Referendum: Centre To Apply For Judicial Review

Referendum: Centre To Apply For Judicial Review

The Centre for Justice was granted leave by the Supreme Court of Bermuda to apply for judicial review of the Referendum on same sex marriage and civil unions, saying that they believe a referendum on the questions proposed “will breach a variety of fundamental rights.” The Referendum is due to be held on June 23, 2016, and the questions... Read more of this article

Voter Registration Deadline Is At 5.00pm Today

Voter Registration Deadline Is At 5.00pm Today

With the Referendum approaching, voters who wish to register for the first time or make changes to their existing registration details will have to do so by 5.00pm today [May 18]. The Referendum will be held on June 23, 2016, and the questions will be “are you in favour of same sex marriage in Bermuda?” and “are you in favour of same... Read more of this article

SSM & Civil Union Referendum Set For June 23

SSM & Civil Union Referendum Set For June 23

[Updated] The Cabinet Office advised that Premier Michael Dunkley has determined that June 23, 2016 will be the date for the upcoming Referendum for same sex relationships. The questions which will be featured on the Referendum are:Are you in favour of same sex marriage in Bermuda? Are you in favour of same sex civil unions in Bermuda?“The... Read more of this article

Video: Carla John On Marriage, Rights, Bermuda

Video: Carla John On Marriage, Rights, Bermuda

What is it like to be a gay Bermudian whose marriage isn’t recognised in your home country? Carla John is a Bermudian who is married to her Canadian wife and has a 14 year old son. She lives in Sudbury, Canada and although she often returns to Bermuda to visit with family, she chooses not to return to live as her marriage would not be recognized. Ms... Read more of this article

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

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