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Gary Simons Resigns From Preserve Marriage

Gary Simons Resigns From Preserve Marriage

Preserve Marriage has confirmed that they have “received and accepted the resignation of its Deputy Chair/Spokesperson Gary Simons.”The organisation told Bernews, “The Executive Committee of Preserve Marriage would like to advise its supporters that it has received and accepted the resignation of its Deputy Chair/Spokesperson Gary... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Godwin & DeRoche

Video: Interview With Godwin & DeRoche

Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche — who successfully filed a legal challenge which paved the way for same sex marriage in Bermuda — sat down with Bernews this weekend for a live interview on our Facebook page, where they discussed the historic court case, LGBTQ rights, their recent marriage, the possible legislation pertaining to same sex... Read more of this article

Govt Must Pay Legal Costs Of Same Sex Couple

Govt Must Pay Legal Costs Of Same Sex Couple

The Bermuda Government has been ordered by the Supreme Court to cover the legal costs for the same sex couple who fought for the legal right to marry on the island. In May of this year, the court ruled in the legal case brought by Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, which followed their marriage application being declined by Bermuda’s Registrar-General,... Read more of this article

‘Preserve Marriage’ Granted Charitable Status

‘Preserve Marriage’ Granted Charitable Status

Yesterday [Aug 28], the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown advised the group ‘Preserve Marriage Bermuda ‘ that they have now been granted charitable status. “The group was informed on May 23rd 2017 that their application for charitable status had been denied by the Charity Commissioners and subsequently submitted an appeal to the... Read more of this article

Cruise Line Welcomes Same-Sex Marriages

Cruise Line Welcomes Same-Sex Marriages

Luxury cruise brand, Cunard, said they have welcomed their “first booking by a same-sex couple following a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where Cunard’s fleet of ships is registered.”“The ruling means that Cunard, which has offered weddings on its ships for the past five years and has married... Read more of this article

Maxwell Burgess On Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Maxwell Burgess On Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

“Preserve Marriage has fought for Bermuda; now it’s time for Bermuda to fight to preserve marriage,” Maxwell Burgess said, adding that he did not want Preserve Marriage’s “hard work to go in vain, as they have faithfully educated the people of Bermuda about this topic and hence decided to lodge a community appeal when the previous... Read more of this article

Heather Nova Releases New Track ‘Love Wins’

Heather Nova Releases New Track ‘Love Wins’

Bermudian singer-songwriter Heather Nova has released a new track titled ‘Love Wins.’ According to the singer, “Was inspired by the ruling of Supreme Court here in Bermuda last month in favour of marriage equality. The case had been a long heated battle fought by lawyers who did it all pro bono. I was moved for obvious reasons –... Read more of this article

‘Community Appeal’ Against Same-Sex Marriage

‘Community Appeal’ Against Same-Sex Marriage

More than 8,000 members of the Bermuda public have signed a “community appeal” against the recent same-sex marriage ruling, according to Preserve Marriage supporter Maxwell Burgess, with meetings to be held this evening at 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Heritage Worship Center; only those who signed the appeal are invited to attend. Mr. Burgess said,... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage: ‘We Do Not Condone Sign’

Preserve Marriage: ‘We Do Not Condone Sign’

Preserve Marriage said they would like to thank people for “exercising their democratic right to be heard” at the demonstration on May 25th, and said “much attention has been paid to a highly offensive poster brought by a demonstrator,” and explained that the demonstrator covered up the most offensive part after being challenged... Read more of this article

Eron Hill Column: ‘Let’s Face The Real Issues’

Eron Hill Column: ‘Let’s Face The Real Issues’

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] The topic of same sex marriage has had a heightened presence in the news in recent memory. However, contrary to Bermuda’s longstanding perspective, for various sociological and societal reasons, this issue has highlighted the incontrovertible fact that our island home has perennially and continues to stifle an... Read more of this article

Video: MP Wayne Furbert On Marriage Bill

Video: MP Wayne Furbert On Marriage Bill

MP Wayne Furbert said the Human Rights Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to make an amendment to define marriage between a male and a female — could be debated in the House of Assembly in July of this year, and said that this time, it does not need to pass in the Senate. Bill Follows Landmark Court Ruling The Private Members Bill seeks to,... Read more of this article

360° Video: Demonstration Held At Parliament

360° Video: Demonstration Held At Parliament

People gathered on the grounds of the House of Assembly this afternoon [May 25] as Preserve Marriage – which has been campaigning against same sex marriage – held a demonstration, while the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda also made a call to their supporters to attend. 1-hour live video replay, the video is 360° so you can use your mouse to move around... Read more of this article

Photos: Demonstration At House of Assembly

Photos: Demonstration At House of Assembly

[Updating] People are currently gathered on the grounds of the House of Assembly this afternoon [May 25] as Preserve Marriage – which has been campaigning against same sex marriage – is holding a demonstration, while the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda also made a call to their supporters to attend. Update 1.10pm: The photo below shows the crowd... Read more of this article