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OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

“Bermuda will get a reputation for intolerance and being out of touch by pursuing the same sex marriage case,” according to OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. “Is that the reputation we want? Do we want to be seen as an intolerant people? Bermuda has always had a great reputation of being friendly and welcoming, why is Government determined... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda said they are “strengthening preparations for the ultimate phase in their campaign for full marriage equality for all Bermudians,” as the Privy Council has given consent to the Bermuda Government to “allow them to proceed to a hearing.” “Love ultimately must win,” declared OUTBermuda director Adrian Hartnett-Beasley,... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

The Cayman Islands, a fellow Overseas Territory, has something else in common with Bermuda, as their Government plans to appeal a decision handed down by the Cayman Court to legalise same-sex marriage. This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said, “Government plans to appeal the Chief Justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage,... Read more of this article

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

“Immediate steps should be taken to introduce legislation to recognise same-sex unions and to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the Cayman Islands as a matter of the greatest importance.” That was the view expressed by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission in their submission to the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

A recent documentary style photography project by Sam Sutton dubbed Hail To Bermuda aims to “explore Bermuda’s change in same sex marriage laws.” The project includes a number of photographs, along with statements from the people who were depicted, allowing each to speak their mind. Sutton said, “Bermuda is the only country in the... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

The costs so far for the “drafting of the grounds of appeal and provisional advice to the Privy Council” for the same sex marriage legal case stands to date at £11,250 [$14,161], Premier David Burt said. In answering questions in the House of Assembly on Friday, Premier Burt said, “I appreciate the question from the Honourable Deputy... Read more of this article

OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

“Three times the courts have ruled in favour of same sex marriage” and “it is time this Government got the message and put the enormous amount of money needed to pursue this case to the Privy Council to better use,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. His comments follow after Government confirmed yesterday that they applied to... Read more of this article

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

[Updating] Government confirmed today [Dec 13] that they applied to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Privy Council in the UK concerning the recent court judgment in the same sex marriage legal case. A spokesperson said, “Today the Government applied to the Court of Appeal for leave [permission] to appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

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

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

The cost to the Government for the services of James Guthrie QC for the recent same sex marriage appeal were just over $61,000 – his legal costs were $53,339.80, and his travel and accommodation costs were $7,848.21, the Government said this morning.A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban would like to... Read more of this article

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] The Government sustained another legal defeat as the courts rule in favour of same sex marriage. We have heard both sides of this issue, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and beliefs. However, every citizen is owed all the rights and privileges afforded to them in the land they are born. How can marriage... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Lawyer Rod Attride Stirling is speaking with Bernews this morning [Nov 28], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss about recent same sex marriage legal case, and you can tune in and watch below. Mr Attride-Stirling — who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal –... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage On Latest SSM Court Decision

Preserve Marriage On Latest SSM Court Decision

The Courts “continue to disregard the laws passed by the newly elected government, that upheld the views of the people of Bermuda, that the union of marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman,” Preserve Marriage said today. Background Their comments follow after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling on Friday, with... Read more of this article