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Sousa: “I Will Be Voting Yes, Yes At Referendum”

Sousa: “I Will Be Voting Yes, Yes At Referendum”

“I would just ask the people of Bermuda to make the right choice — and it is your choice — but make the right choice, and I personally will be voting yes yes at the referendum,” said businessman and MP Jeff Sousa. Mr Sousa, who was being interviewed by advocate Tony Brannon, said, “I like many others, when I was younger... Read more of this article

Prayer Vigil Taking Place Around Parliament

Prayer Vigil Taking Place Around Parliament

People are gathering in Hamilton this afternoon [June 12] taking part in a prayer vigil, with people standing facing walls in prayer. Allan Hunt said they are there to pray for the upcoming referendum, as they “believe that marriage is between a man and a woman” and they are “bible based.” “We are not homophobic as some... Read more of this article

Court Rules: Advance Poll Moved From Church

Court Rules: Advance Poll Moved From Church

A decision was handed down in the Supreme Court which saw the referendum on same sex relationships still set to proceed, with the advanced poll to be changed from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Hall to the Bermuda College. Bermudian voters are set to head to the polls to answer two questions: “are you in favour of same sex marriage in Bermuda?”... Read more of this article

Bush: Cayman Should Consider Referendum

Bush: Cayman Should Consider Referendum

Cayman Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush says the Cayman Islands should follow the same route as Bermuda and call a referendum on the issue of same sex unions. This is according to a report from the Cayman Reporter, which said, ”Opposition Leader Hon McKeeva Bush says if Cayman is being pushed to accept same sex unions then this country should... Read more of this article

Column: Rev Burchall On ‘Why We Can’t Wait’

Column: Rev Burchall On ‘Why We Can’t Wait’

[Opinion column written by Reverend John-Anthony Burchall] The June 23rd Referendum makes a healthy and thoughtful demand upon us as an Island nation, but this is conditional upon our communal ability to accept and meet this moment with a healthy dose of compassion mixed with justice and not premature prejudice born of fear, or disparaging discrimination... Read more of this article

Govt To Investigate ‘Vote No’ Sticker On Vehicle

Govt To Investigate ‘Vote No’ Sticker On Vehicle

The Ministry of Public Works said they “will take the necessary steps to investigate” the bumper sticker on a Government vehicle urging people to “vote no” to same sex marriage, as “bumper stickers or other messages affixed to Government vehicle other than Ministry or Department detail is not permitted.” The sticker... Read more of this article

Column: Reverend On Religion & Gay Rights

Column: Reverend On Religion & Gay Rights

[Opinion column written by Reverend John-Anthony Burchall] I am a 46-year-old Bermudian who lives in and among those deciduous leafy enclaves that ring Washington DC, the capital of the most powerfully imperial nation in the world. I am also a Black Bermudian whose ancestors came to our island against their will. They mingled with my Pequot forebears... Read more of this article

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

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

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

PLP On Same Sex Marriage Referendum Bill

PLP On Same Sex Marriage Referendum Bill

“The OBA’s constantly shifting position on same sex marriage is lacking in openness and transparency and has been unfair to the electorate,” the Progressive Labour Party said this evening [Feb 29]. This follows after the announcement earlier today by Premier Michael Dunkley that the Government will table a Referendum Bill so “that... Read more of this article