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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

Preserve Marriage Group To Hold Demonstration

Preserve Marriage Group To Hold Demonstration

[Updated] The Preserve Marriage group — which has been campaigning against same sex marriage — will be holding a “peaceful demonstration” from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Thursday, May 25th at the Parliament Grounds. “All people of Bermuda [Faith & Non-Faith] are being invited to take a stand for marriage to be One Woman and... Read more of this article

Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female

Bill: Define Marriage Between Male & Female

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 — has been tabled. Bill Follows Landmark Court Ruling The Private Members Bill seeks to, in effect, restrict marriage to between a man and woman, and follows after a landmark court ruling which paved... Read more of this article

Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities

Video: Explaining Same Sex Marriage Legalities

A gay couple can get married right now, an appeal to the legal judgment is highly unlikely to succeed, churches cannot be forced to marry gay couples, and a “significant reason” why we have same-sex marriage today is because of the Preserve Marriage group’s campaign. These were some of the statements made by three lawyers involved... Read more of this article

‘Challenge Of Balancing Competing Rights’

‘Challenge Of Balancing Competing Rights’

The “challenge of balancing competing rights is a dynamic and evolving duty that requires constant consideration,” and the Human Rights Commission said will they continue to work with the government, LGBTQ community, religious institutions and other stakeholders to “ensure that freedom of religion together with freedom from discrimination... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage: Government Should Appeal

Preserve Marriage: Government Should Appeal

The Preserve Marriage group said they do “not agree with the decision of the OBA Government not to appeal the same-sex marriage ruling” adding that the “OBA Government has made many missteps on the issue of preserving marriage in Bermuda” and they “should responsibly appeal the current ruling.”Government Will Not Appeal... Read more of this article

Marriage: No Appeal, Govt To Ensure Compliance

Marriage: No Appeal, Govt To Ensure Compliance

The Government acknowledges the Supreme Court ruling handed down on Friday and will not lodge an appeal and “will implement the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the judgment,” Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon Pamplin said this morning.This follows after Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche filed a legal challenge after their... Read more of this article

Attride-Stirling: ‘Human Rights For All Humans’

Attride-Stirling: ‘Human Rights For All Humans’

“Human Rights means human rights for all humans,” lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling said, adding that “same sex couples who want to marry can now do so,” and “Bermuda owes a huge debt of gratitude to the two brave young men who brought this action, Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche.” Mr Attride-Stirling served as counsel to the... Read more of this article

Marriage: Court Rules In Favour Of Gay Couple

Marriage: Court Rules In Favour Of Gay Couple

[Updating] The court ruling has just been handed down in the legal case brought by Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, following their marriage application being declined by Bermuda’s Registrar-General, with the court making an historic ruling in their favour, saying “the common law discriminates against same-sex couples by excluding them from... Read more of this article