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Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

[Opinion column written by OUTBermuda Directors Chen Foley & Zakiya Johnson Lord] OUTBermuda has considered the judgment of the Court of Appeal relating to the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. We believe the Court achieved the right outcome, and that its decision is legally sound. Furthermore, we do not believe an appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

The cost to the Government for the services of James Guthrie QC for the recent same sex marriage appeal were just over $61,000 – his legal costs were $53,339.80, and his travel and accommodation costs were $7,848.21, the Government said this morning.A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban would like to... Read more of this article

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] The Government sustained another legal defeat as the courts rule in favour of same sex marriage. We have heard both sides of this issue, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and beliefs. However, every citizen is owed all the rights and privileges afforded to them in the land they are born. How can marriage... Read more of this article

Anderson: ‘Ecstatic & Overwhelmed By Decision’

Anderson: ‘Ecstatic & Overwhelmed By Decision’

“When I first heard the news I was ecstatic and overwhelmed by this decision, and I hope that this is going to bring closure to what has been a very challenging situation,” Mark Anderson said. His comments follows after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling on Friday, with the Court dismissing the Government’s appeal, marking... Read more of this article

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s LGBTQ community were absolutely ecstatic with the Court of Appeals decision to uphold same-sex marriage in Bermuda. Winston Godwin-DeRoche was one of a packed gallery who applauded and cheered when the Court of Appeals dismissed government’s case. Last year he and his now-husband Greg Godwin-DeRoche won... Read more of this article

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

[Written by Don Burgess] The victory in Bermuda by same-sex marriage advocates is likely to spark similar decisions elsewhere, according to a leading local lawyer involved in the case. “This is precedent-setting,” said Rod Attride-Stirling who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal. “Northern... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Government Appeal On SSM

Court Dismisses Government Appeal On SSM

[Updating] Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling this morning [Nov 23], with loud applause and cheers heard in the room as the ruling was read out, with the Court dismissing the Government’s appeal. In effect, this means the Court has upheld the previous ruling which allowed for same sex marriage. Same sex marriage was initially... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

[Written by Don Burgess] Is the Domestic Partnership Act a breach to the fundamental rights of LGBTQ Bermudians who want to be legally married? Mark Pettingill, who represents Roderick Ferguson, addressed that issue before the Court of Appeals on Friday morning. The other five defendants – OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson, Dr Gordon Campbell, Sylvia... Read more of this article

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

“We have one aim: equality under the law for all loving Bermuda couples and our families,” OUTBermuda said as the organisation prepares for the appeal in the same sex marriage case, which is set to get underway this Wednesday. “This week, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal has scheduled three days for oral arguments in the appeal of the nation’s... Read more of this article

Rugby Team To Wear Rainbow Shoelaces

Rugby Team To Wear Rainbow Shoelaces

The Irish Legends rugby team are set to wear rainbow shoelaces during the upcoming World Rugby Classic, with an aim to “send a message of equality, sportsmanship and inclusion especially meaningful to OUTBermuda and Bermuda’s LGBTQ families and citizens.” “By taking this action at one of Bermuda’s most popular sporting competition,... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Appeal Set For This Month

Same Sex Marriage Appeal Set For This Month

The appeal of the same sex marriage court ruling is set to be heard this month, with the Appeals Court schedule [PDF] listing the case — Attorney General v Roderick Ferguson et al — as set to begin on the morning of November 7th. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, however... Read more of this article

SSM Court Appeal To Be Heard In November

SSM Court Appeal To Be Heard In November

On November 7 – 9 “we are back in court as the Bermuda Government has regrettably not accepted the constitutional ruling of Chief Justice Ian Kawaley,” activist Tony Brannon said. Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of same sex marriage in June of this year, with the judgement saying that the provisions of the Domestic... Read more of this article

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

British politicians continue to discuss same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories, with the matter raised in the House of Lords yesterday [July 23] with the British Government asked “what steps they are taking to enable citizens to enter into a same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories.”The question from Baroness Barker in... Read more of this article