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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

‘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

OUTBermuda ‘Grateful For All The Support’

OUTBermuda ‘Grateful For All The Support’

After being recognized in the annual Best of Bermuda awards as as the best Charity/Community Service, OUTBermuda said they are “inspired and motivated by the community in which we operate and we are incredibly grateful for all the support that we receive and honoured to be recognised.” OUTBermuda – who recently successfully challenged... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

Following the closing arguments in the legal challenge to the Domestic Partnership Act in the Supreme Court, OUTBermuda extended their thanks to Maryellen Jackson, Sylvia Hayward Harris, Dr. Gordon Campbell, Chai T, Wesley Methodist Church, Julia and Judith Aidoo-Saltus, Douglas NeJaime, Carnival Corporation and lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling. The case... Read more of this article

Book Reading With Darnell Moore On May 23

Book Reading With Darnell Moore On May 23

OUTBermuda, in partnership with the Bermuda National Library, will be hosting a book reading with Darnell Moore on Wednesday, May 23 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Darnell is no stranger to Bermuda, having been invited to speak on island in June 2014. We are excited to welcome him back to share with us about his soon to be released book... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

The US-based Human Rights Campaign recently interviewed OUTBermuda Board of Directors Deputy Chairperson Zakiya Johnson Lord about their campaign. In the interview Zakiya Johnson Lord said, “OUTBermuda began because many LGBTQ Bermudians–myself included–who were partnered with non-Bermudians experienced discrimination. We wanted to highlight... Read more of this article

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

OUTBermuda’s Zakiya Johnson Lord recently appeared on the CNN programme ‘Quest Means Business’, discussing the organisation’s lawsuit challenging the Domestic Partnership Act. OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of... Read more of this article

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being supported... Read more of this article

‘Continue To Support The LGBTQ Community’

‘Continue To Support The LGBTQ Community’

Both the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda and OUTBermuda groups have responded to the Governor giving assent to the Domestic Partnership Act, which paves the way for the legislation to replace same sex marriages with domestic partnerships to take effect. The Rainbow Alliance said they stand firm in their belief that all citizens of Bermuda, visitors,... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Group “Disappointed” By Decision

OUTBermuda Group “Disappointed” By Decision

OUTBermuda said they are “disappointed with the Government’s decision to roll back rights extended to same-sex couples,” and explained that they “engaged constructively with the Government in response to its consultation on Domestic Partnerships, recognizing that there was a risk of an even worse outcome if Junior Minister Furbert... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Seeks Feedback On Bill

OUTBermuda Seeks Feedback On Bill

OUTBermuda is asking for the public’s feedback on the Domestic Partnership Bill, saying that they will be at the Hamilton Princess this coming Sunday and Monday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and also welcome anyone to email feedback to outbermuda@gmail.com. A spokesperson said, “The Government has published a draft Domestic Partnership Bill,... Read more of this article

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, OUTBermuda wrote to the Minister saying they “would like to register our objection to what we view as an unfortunate proposal that will erode human rights protections to the detriment of everyone in Bermuda.”Bill Tabled In House In the House on Friday,... Read more of this article