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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

‘Govt Will Determine Its Next Steps In 21 Days’

‘Govt Will Determine Its Next Steps In 21 Days’

“The judgment of the Court is being considered and the Government will determine its next steps within the prescribed period of 21 days in which any application for leave to appeal must be made,” Attorney General Kathy-Lynn Simmons said today. This follows after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling this morning [Nov 23],... 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

12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

Of the 892 marriages — both local and maritime — processed through the Registry General last year, twelve were same-sex marriages, with ten taking place in Bermuda, and two on Bermuda registered ships.Marriage Statistics  This is according to the Annual Report of the Registry General for the year ended December 31st, 2017, which was tabled... Read more of this article

Daily Show: SSM Law Changes Due To Triangle

Daily Show: SSM Law Changes Due To Triangle

The island’s changing laws on same-sex marriage can be attributed to the Bermuda Triangle according to the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with the comedian saying that legislation gets passed in Parliament and then lost in the Triangle before being retrieved again. The segment on the popular television show begins with a clip of a news anchor proclaiming... Read more of this article

Free Film Series Highlights LGBTQ Pride Month

Free Film Series Highlights LGBTQ Pride Month

The U.S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] to offer a free summer film series from May through August, with the public invited to attend a free matinee on the last Saturday of each month featuring films that cover a range of topics. A spokesperson said, “The festival continues on June 30 with Matt... Read more of this article

Wesley Church To Host LGBTQ Pride Service

Wesley Church To Host LGBTQ Pride Service

Wesley Methodist Church will host an LGBTQ Pride Service on June 24th at 11.00am, saying they look forward to “welcoming all LGBTQ persons and allies.” The poster said, “Wesley looks forward to welcoming all LGBTQ persons and allies, along with members of the Bermuda Human Rights Commission, OUTBermuda and Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda... Read more of this article